Policy paper

Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: factsheets

These factsheets provide more information about each of the provisions in the bill.

Published 3 March 2020
Last updated 3 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. The mandatory polygraph tests factsheet has been updated.

  2. Minor edits to 'Statutory definition of domestic abuse factsheet' following the 'Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance' being published.

  3. 'Statutory definition of domestic abuse factsheet' updated with changes related to recognising children as victims of domestic abuse.

  4. Updated 'Mandatory polygraph tests factsheet' to clarify case studies and update language to reflect changes in the Probation Service.

  5. 6 new factsheets added: Tackling perpetrators, Amendment to the controlling or coercive behaviour offence, Section 91(14) barring orders, Prohibition on charging for the provision of medical evidence of domestic abuse, Strangulation and suffocation and Threats to disclose private sexual photographs and films.

  6. Updated factsheets published as the Bill has now been enacted.

  7. Updated fact sheets and guidance.

  8. First published.