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Domestic Abuse bill receiving Royal Assent Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

Refuge is delighted that the Domestic Abuse Bill has received Royal Assent and been signed into law, becoming the Domestic Abuse Act. Read more.

Survivor TipsCOVID-19 Survivor Tips

Safety tips for survivors during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

A women sits inside silhouetted by the window behind her  Refuge responds to HMICFRS inspection into policing of domestic abuse during the pandemic.

Why Refuge has serious concerns about some of the findings from HMICFRS inspection into the policing of domestic abuse. Read more.

For too long there has been a failure to implement recommendations that would improve how #VAWG is tackled. With prosecution rates at an all time low, radical culture change is needed to challenge misogyny, which lies at the root of violence against women. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/24/violence-against-women-police-powers-sabina-nessa--sarah-everard

Women deserve to feel safe and free from fear. Requirements for women to change their behaviour is not the solution, we need to change the culture that allows violence against women and children to fester. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58665603

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