It has been widely reported in the media today (Saturday 18 February) that the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May is taking the initiative by planning to develop a new law to tackle domestic violence and abuse.
An article on ITV.com online states that: “The Domestic Violence and Abuse Act will aim to address a lack of clarity in existing laws while also raising public awareness of the problem.
“Number 10 said it hoped that the new measures will change see the current "unacceptable" situation of some areas of the country putting more effort into tackling domestic violence than others.”
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The introduction of this new law endorses the work of organisations like Calan DVS; we are constantly striving to help those subjected to domestic violence. Legislation that focusses on punishment for abusers benefits our role in supporting victims by reassuring them that perpetrators will be punished, making the decision to report abuse a lot easier.
To find out more about Calan DVS’s support services please visit our website, www.calandvs.org.uk or call us today on 01639 633 580.