Response to Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance consultation

The UK government held a public consultation on the draft statutory guidance for the Domestic Abuse Act between August and September 2021. The consultation sought views on the draft guidance, which will support the implementation of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, including identifying domestic abuse, guidance for services and professionals, and commissioning standards.

Read our response including considerations on

  • the impact of domestic abuse on survivors’ physical health
  • concern by the inclusion of ‘alienating behaviours’ and ‘parental alienation’
  • extra protections for migrant survivors so that no migrant survivor is prevented from getting the support they need
  • duty on local areas to provide community-based services

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