Response to the Coronavirus Bill

Key issues for domestic abuse victims in the Covid-19 pandemic

The Government released an outline of the main measures contained in the new emergency legislation. We recognise the importance of this legislation to preserve life and maintain order. However, we believe there are a few areas which deserve scrutiny so that they do not lead to unintended impacts on domestic abuse victims.

These include:

  • detaining mental health patients
  • delay in assessing needs under the Care Act 2014
  • expanding accessibility to court proceedings
  • changing rules on death

Our response considers these key issues.

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