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Coronavirus: Domestic abuse

The House of Commons Library has published an Insight examining what the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 say about staying at home, and how they, alongside coronavirus more generally, could affect people at risk of domestic abuse.

The publication notes that anecdotal evidence is emerging of increased incidences of domestic abuse linked to coronavirus, both in the UK and globally.

The publication considers the relevant law, how it is being enforced, what impact coronavirus is having on domestic abuse services and what support is still available.

For the document, click here. For an article by June Venters QC in Family Law Week on this topic, click here.