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Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 905511, tabled on 8 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support victims of domestic abuse.

Answered on

8 February 2022

We are building on the landmark Domestic Abuse Act to improve victims services, to ensure that victims can secure justice in our courts and to pursue perpetrators ruthlessly.

Victim support funding is rising to £185 million by 2024/25, including increasing the number of Independent Sexual and Domestic Abuse Advisors to more than 1000 and we are extending the time limit for prosecuting domestic abuse-related common assaults to help victims secure justice.

The government’s focus on this most hidden and pernicious of crimes will continue with the publication of our Domestic Abuse Strategy in the coming months.

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