Domestic Violence and Abuse APPG

First Registered: 29/08/2018 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To work towards the elimination of domestic violence and abuse, to highlight issues arising for survivors and specialist support services, and to contribute to the development of policy and legislation in this area.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Domestic Violence and Abuse

1. FOI releases for April 2020
21/07/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: advice T2a_DV_Orders_Gender_Of_App Table 2a - Domestic Violence Orders by Court and gender of applicant, 2019

2. Written Evidence: Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) (DAB05)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Domestic Abuse Bill Written evidence submitted by Rape Crisis England & Wales (DAB05) House of Commons

3. FOI releases for July 2020
03/12/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: advice T2a_DV_Orders_Gender_Of_App Table 2a - Domestic Violence Orders by Court and gender of applicant, 2020

4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of sexual violence and abuse, Funding Allocations
22/07/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: SomersetVictim Support Domestic Abuse25564.19Avon and SomersetSouthside Family Project Domestic Abuse35343.17Avon

5. Written Evidence: Agenda (DAB68) (PDF)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: the Domestic Abuse Bill to require public authorities to make trained enquiries about domestic abuse

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Domestic Violence and Abuse

1. Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse
06/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse during their lifetime. Even more tragically - Speech Link

2. Domestic Abuse Bill
10/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: “Transfer of joint tenancies and survivors of domestic abuse (1) This section applies where there - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Domestic Abuse
29/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government are working closely with domestic abuse organisations, the domestic abuse commissioner and the police - Speech Link
2: that urgent action is needed for victims of domestic abuse, since in the first three weeks of lockdown - Speech Link
3: communications for the online helpline for domestic violence victims to access. No lady or, indeed, man - Speech Link
4: understand, and address, the serious harm to domestic abuse victims and their children caused over many - Speech Link
5: that perpetrators will use the family courts to abuse their victims yet further by putting pressure on - Speech Link
6: Growing up in a household where there is domestic abuse is traumatic for children. It can normalise - Speech Link

4. Domestic Abuse Bill
28/04/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee, Home Office preparedness for Covid-19: domestic abuse and risks of harm within the home, HC321; First - Speech Link
2: personal and heart-wrenching experience of domestic abuse. She was not alone in showing great courage - Speech Link

5. Domestic Abuse Bill
05/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: through the Bill to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse; to all those courageous people who have spoken - Speech Link

6. Domestic Abuse Bill (Ninth sitting)
16/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: KyleI am writing to you and the clerks of the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee to correct the account of a - Speech Link
2: “64” insert“, (Homelessness: victims of domestic abuse)”.This amendment is consequential on - Speech Link
3: 16—Homelessness: victims of domestic abuse.New clause 13—Homelessness and domestic abuse—“(1) Part - Speech Link

7. Domestic Abuse
29/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: practical measures they are taking to address domestic abuse as part of their strategy on the COVID-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: £2 million in funding to bolster specialist domestic abuse helplines and websites. This will ensure that - Speech Link
3: departmental heads together and make tackling domestic abuse a central pillar of our Covid-19 response? - Speech Link
4: always had a cross-government approach on domestic violence. Certainly, some of the round tables that - Speech Link
5: concerned about children trapped in dangerous domestic situations. What measures are the Government taking - Speech Link
6: or are witnesses to abuse. As I meant to say to the noble Baroness, Lady Burt, I am on a call every day - Speech Link

8. Children and Domestic Abuse
03/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered children and domestic abuse.It is a pleasure to have you in the - Speech Link

9. Domestic Abuse Bill
02/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, HC 2075, and the Government - Speech Link
2: continued determination to tackle the scourge of domestic abuse. Legislation, including the Bill, whatever - Speech Link
3: children and families, supporting victims of domestic abuse, may I ask the Secretary of State to join me - Speech Link
4: including Members of Parliament, need to be domestic abuse-aware. We need to understand that it presents - Speech Link
5: have involved the difficulty faced by survivors of abuse in accessing safe, secure housing. Will the Secretary - Speech Link

10. Domestic Abuse Bill (Eleventh sitting)
17/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: controlling or coercive behaviour offence.Domestic abuse against disabled people is simply not discussed - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Domestic Violence and Abuse
1. Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes
asked by: Lord Polak
24/12/2020
... and (5) Independent Domestic Violence Advisers.

2. Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes
asked by: Lord Polak
24/12/2020
... and (5) Independent Domestic Violence Advisers.

3. Domestic Abuse
asked by: Conor McGinn
25/02/2019
... whether incidents of (a) adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse and (b) child-on-parent violence are recorded as domestic abuse.

4. Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus
asked by: Baroness Lister of Burtersett
07/04/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide additional support to domestic violence refuges during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to any increase in domestic violence and abuse.

5. Domestic Abuse: Northern Ireland
asked by: Baroness Penn
09/03/2020
... will be included in the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill; and what assessment they have made of the inclusion of such provisions on the UK’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Latest Questions
23 Current APPG Officers
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Bertin Portrait
Baroness Bertin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
1 APPG Membership
Domestic Abuse
Vicky Foxcroft Portrait
Vicky Foxcroft
Officer
Labour - Lewisham, Deptford
Joined: 29th August 2018
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Gavin Newlands Portrait
Gavin Newlands
Officer
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Joined: 29th August 2018
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Kate Griffiths Portrait
Kate Griffiths
Officer
Conservative - Burton
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Midlands Engine
Kim Johnson Portrait
Kim Johnson
Officer
Labour - Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 24th February 2020
Paula Barker Portrait
Paula Barker
Officer
Labour - Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Lister of Burtersett Portrait
Baroness Lister of Burtersett
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Mark Fletcher Portrait
Mark Fletcher
Officer
Conservative - Bolsover
Joined: 16th December 2020
3 APPG Memberships
East Midlands , Fracking , Wrestling
Jess Phillips Portrait
Jess Phillips
Officer
Labour - Birmingham, Yardley
Joined: 29th August 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Apsana Begum MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6826.

Email: apsana.begum.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Women's Aid Federation of England, PO Box 3245, Bristol BS2 2EH. Tel: 07986 801 132

Email: s.francis-cansfield@womensaid.org.uk

Secretariat:

Women's Aid Federation of England acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.womensaid.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
22 Jan 2020
Source
Women's Aid Federation of England
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
19 Jul 2018
Source
Women's Aid
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2018 To : 18/07/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Domestic Violence and Abuse APPG

Former APPG Officers
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Officer
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 4th November 2020
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Officer
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Officer
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
Siobhan Baillie Portrait
Siobhan Baillie
Officer
Conservative - Stroud
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Seema Malhotra Portrait
Seema Malhotra
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Hogg Portrait
Baroness Hogg
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships