Circular 003/2013: new government domestic violence and abuse definition

New government domestic violence and abuse definition.



  • broad subject: Crime and Disorder
  • issue date: 14 February 2013
  • from: Crime and Policing Group (CPG) - Crime Directorate, Violent Crime Unit (VCU)
  • sub category: Domestic violence
  • implementation date: 14 February 2013
  • for more info contact: Hannah Buckley

Addressed to:

  • Chief Constables England and Wales Association of Magisterial Officers
  • The Justice Clerks Society
  • The Magistrates Association
  • Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales Presiding Judges High Court Judges Crown Court Judges Resident Judges District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) Ministry of Justice
  • Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Chief of Probation
  • Chief Crown Prosecutors CPS
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Association of Chief Police Officers
  • College of Policing
  • Local Government Association
  • Chief Executives of Local Authorities
  • Association of Directors of Children’s Services
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Published 14 February 2013