Domestic Abuse: Refuges

(asked on 5th May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the number of domestic abuse victims who do not live in safe accommodation and would not qualify for statutory support as set out in clause 53 of the Domestic Abuse Bill.


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Victoria Atkins Portrait
Victoria Atkins
Minister for Afghan resettlement
This question was answered on 20th May 2020

To understand the complex landscape for community-based support, in the Government’s further response to the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (CP 214), published on 3 March, we indicated that the Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner has agreed to undertake an in-depth exploration of the current community-based support landscape over 2020/21.

The Government also indicated that we must better understand the existing routes by which support services are commissioned and funded and establish best practice within services in order to ensure quality provision. The precise scope and timing of the review is a matter for the independent Commissioner. I understand, however, that the review is expected to take some 12 months.

The Government does not collect statistics on the number of domestic abuse victims who do not live in safe accommodation. I would like us to look more into data in the coming months.

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Recent Documents related to Domestic Abuse: Refuges

1. Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: overarching documents
03/03/2020 - Home Office
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Found: 1 DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL DELEGATED POWERS MEMORANDUM Introduction 1. This memorandum

2. Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice (PDF)
03/03/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: 1 DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL DELEGATED POWERS MEMORANDUM Introduction 1. This memorandum

3. Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice
03/03/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: 1 DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL DELEGATED POWERS MEMORANDUM Introduction 1. This memorandum

4. Written Evidence: Joint submission from Action for Children, AVA, Agenda, Barnardo's, Beck Fitzgerald, CWJ, Children's Society, Employers' Initiative, EVAW, Hestia, LAWRS, NCB, NSPCC, SafeLives, UK SAYS NO MORE, and Victim Support (DAB81)
17/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: written submission to the Public Bill Committee 1 Domestic Abuse Bill 15 June 2020 This submission focuses

5. Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (DAB25)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Domestic Abuse Bill June 2020 Contents Introduction

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Domestic Abuse: Refuges

1. Domestic Abuse Bill (Seventh sitting)
11/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: in clause 53, page 34, line 23, after “area,” insert—“by all persons affected by domestic abuse - Speech Link
2: discuss the following:Amendment 68, in clause 53, page 34, line 24, leave out paragraph (b) and - Speech Link

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

1: Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Home Office preparedness for Covid-19: domestic abuse and risks of - Speech Link
2: experience of domestic abuse. She was not alone in showing great courage by bringing home to this House - Speech Link

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

1: know and we will try to do something about it. It would help Hansard enormously if we could email copies - Speech Link
2: Bone—welcome back to the Committee. I rise to speak to new clause 25, on the repeal of provisions about defence for - Speech Link

4. Domestic Abuse Bill
27/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Lady Finlay of Llandaff, talked about alcohol abuse and gave several examples of the distress that it - Speech Link
2: Hunt, have already spoken eloquently in their support.We took evidence on this issue in the ad - Speech Link

5. Domestic Abuse Bill
01/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the name of Baroness Hamwee to Clause 17, would ensure that the bill did not authorise the disclosure - Speech Link
2: Meacher.From the moment the Data Protection Bill, as it was, arrived in this House, we opposed paragraph - Speech Link

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