Government consulting on draft statutory guidance for implementing the definition of domestic abuse

The Government is consulting on draft statutory guidance for implementing the definition of domestic abuse.


This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 14 September 2021


On 29 April the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 received Royal Assent. This consultation seeks views on draft domestic abuse statutory guidance which will support the implementation of the definition of domestic abuse at sections 1 to 3 of the Domestic Abuse Act.


The key objectives of the guidance are to:

  • provide clear information on what domestic abuse is in order to assist with its identification

  • provide guidance and support to frontline professionals, who have responsibilities for safeguarding and supporting victims of domestic abuse, for example through outlining relevant strategic and operational frameworks

  • improve the institutional response to domestic abuse by conveying best practice and standards for commissioning responses


Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/domestic-abuse-act-statutory-guidance



Read more (BSL): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-act-statutory-guidance-consultation-bsl-resources

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