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First domestic abuse consultation event held in Birmingham

Contributions will inform forthcoming legislation

Victims minister Dr Phillip Lee has joined more than 100 frontline professionals, police and charity representatives today in Birmingham, as part of a new initiative to transform how the country deals with domestic abuse.

Some 50,000 domestic abuse incidents and crimes were reported to West Midlands police last year. At the consultation event the Minister heard views from a range of local experts and charities on what more can be done to 'support victims and tackle this devastating crime'.

The event is a key part of a major government consultation on the issue, and the first of six to be held across the country– where the insight gathered will be used to inform the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.

Taking part in discussion groups, the Minister took away contributions on promoting awareness of abuse, improving services for victims and suggestions on how domestic abuse can be ended once and for all.

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