Strengthening the law on domestic abuse
- Home Office
- Part of:
- Domestic abuse: guidance and support for the armed forces community
- 20 August 2014
- Last updated:
- 18 December 2014, see all updates
- Applies to:
- England and Wales
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded
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Detail of outcome
This document contains the summary of responses to the consultation and the government response. It includes:
- the background
- a summary of the responses
- responses to the specific questions raised
- the ‘next steps’ after this consultation
This consultation ran from
Consultation on proposals to strengthen the law on domestic abuse.
This consultation seeks views on whether the current law on domestic abuse needs to be strengthened to offer better protection to victims. It is specifically focused on whether we should create a specific offence that captures patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships, inline with the government’s non-statutory definition of domestic abuse.
How to respond
Please send us your comments by using our online form. You may wish to read through the full consultation document first before beginning the online survey.
The closing date for responses is 15 October 2014.
For more details contact:
Strengthening the Law on Domestic Abuse Consultation
5th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
Published: 20 August 2014
Updated: 18 December 2014
- Summary of responses and government response published.
- Summary of responses added.
- Summary of responses published.
- First published.