APPG 2018 Report: Creating a Truly Transformative Domestic Abuse Bill
The APPG welcomes the proposed domestic abuse bill as a landmark opportunity to transform the national response to survivors of domestic abuse. The APPG is a valuable parliamentary mechanism for engagement with, and scrutiny of, the proposed legislation.
The group knows that there are a multitude of issues facing survivors, many of which the APPG has covered before, including access to justice in the criminal courts, experiences of the family courts and child contact arrangements, effective police responses to the crime, the sentences handed down to perpetrators, and domestic homicide. The purpose of this report is to discuss key recommendations that have stemmed from this year’s programme of work which has focused on key areas identified by the officers.