It is not all about women men suffer from it too

23rd September 2020


Men suffer from Domestic Abuse too

but they tend to keep it a secret and suffer in silence

Most people think of domestic abuse as physical violence. However, it is far wider than that.

At present domestic abuse covers but is not limited to:-

1. Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)

2. Psychological and/or emotional abuse

3. Physical or sexual abuse Financial or economic abuse

4. Harassment and stalking

5. Online or digital abuse

A NEW Domestic Abuse Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and will be a game-changer for both men and women who are suffering from abuse

It aims to:-

1. Create a statutory definition of domestic abuse;

2. Establish the role of Domestic Abuse Commissioner;

3. Create new statutory protective orders called Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Orders (DAPN and DAPO);

4. Place a duty on local authorities to provide support to victims and their children in refuges and other safe accommodation;

5. Prohibit cross-examination in person in the family courts in certain circumstances;

6. Create a statutory presumption that special measures will be made available in domestic abuse cases in the criminal courts;

7. Introduce polygraph testing as possible licence conditions for offenders;

8. Place the guidance for the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme on a statutory footing; and

9. Ensure that where a local authority, for reasons connected with domestic abuse, grants a new secure tenancy to a social tenant who had or has a secure lifetime or assured tenancy this must be a secure lifetime tenancy

If you are experiencing domestic abuse don’t suffer in silence, seek help immediately

Information and support can be found at:-

If you are in an emergency, call 999.

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