The Government is transforming its approach to domestic abuse to ensure that victims have the confidence to come forward and report their experiences, safe in the knowledge that the state and the justice system will do everything it can to support them and their children, and pursue their abuser.
The Home Office has committed to introducing a draft Domestic Abuse Bill this session, which will include the introduction of a new statutory definition of domestic abuse, an independent domestic abuse commissioner and a new domestic abuse protection order. It also recognise that it will take more than legislation to help victims and survivors rebuild their lives and to combat domestic abuse, that is why the administration also developing a Cross-Government package of action to raise awareness, support victims, and ensure perpetrators are stopped.
The purpose of this event is to offer professionals, experts and victims the opportunity to provide their expert suggestions in developing the programme of work. Your input is invited on what changes will make genuine tangible improvements in further protecting and supporting victims and bringing perpetrators to justice.
The event will also provide discussion opportunities and forums to allow comments and feedback on Government proposals.
The consultation will take place from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm on Thursday, 22 March at Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU. A map can be found at this link. Places are limited to 120 attendees and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will be notified by email to confirm whether you have received a place at the event.
To register your interest, please reply to email@example.com
before Wednesday 21st March. A sandwich lunch and tea and coffee breaks will be provided, so please advise of any dietary requirements. Unfortunately, travel costs will not be reimbursed. Parking will be available on the day.
Please note that this event is part of a series of regional consultation events across England and Wales – further details of these will be provided. If you are aware of any relevant stakeholders who you think would like to attend other events, please contact the Home Office, on the above email address, with details.