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Domestic abuse: Government unveils new support for survivors

The Prime Minister has announced the launch of a consultation into proposals for a new approach to support victims of domestic abuse and their children in accommodation-based services in England. It is consulting on a new delivery model for accommodation-based support. This includes the introduction of a statutory duty on local authorities to provide support that meets the diverse needs of victims of domestic abuse and their children, ensuring they have access to provision that is right for them.

Views are sought on:

The government would like to hear from victims and survivors, service providers, local authorities, police and crime commissioners and other public agencies, as well as other professionals who support victims and their children.

The consultation closes on 2 August 2019. For the consultation document, click here.