Article Tag: domestic violence victims

New legislation to protect domestic violence victims.

In June 2014 a new legislation was introduced to enable the police and magistrates court to provide protection to victims following a domestic violence incident. Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) can be used to provide immediate protection to a victim where there is not enough evidence to charge an alleged perpetrator. These orders provide protection… Read more »

Clare’s Law, will it help domestic violence?

We have recently seen the introduction of Clare’s Law, a scheme which enables people to find out, from the police, whether or not their partner has any history of domestic violence. The full title of the scheme is “The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme” and it has been launched together with Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs),… Read more »