Refuge welcomes the Prime Minister’s plans for a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act

17th February 2017

Responding to today’s news that Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans for a major new programme of work leading towards bringing forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act, Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge, said:

Sandra-Horley-NEW-HEADSHOT-20141-150x150“Refuge welcomes the news that the Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will bring forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act. Theresa May has been a champion for victims of domestic violence for many years, first as Home Secretary and now as Prime Minister. Refuge has been campaigning for better protection for abused women for 45 years; it is heartening to see such commitment from the Government to tackling an issue which claims the lives of two women every week in England and Wales, and blights the childhoods of 750,000 children every year. On any given day, Refuge supports almost 5,000 women and children fleeing domestic violence – we hope this new Act will bring the sea change that is needed to give victims the protection they need and deserve, and end domestic violence once and for all.”

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