09:24
05 december 2022

Accelerating access to legal protection for victims of domestic abuse

Accelerating access to legal protection for victims of domestic abuse

The violence against women and girls delivery framework, which launched in December 2021, sets out how policing will radically improve its response to violent and sexual crimes, and build trust and confidence. The WEPROTECT instant victim referral service enables officers to provide faster access to civil legal support and court orders to help protect victims from further abuse.
The latest ONS data revealed that the number of police recorded domestic abuse-related crimes in England and Wales rose 6% in the year ending March 2021 to 845,734.

The same data set showed that, for the third successive year, the CPS charging rate for domestic abuse-related crimes in England and Wales decreased, to 70% in the year ending March 2021, down from 76% in the year ending March 2018.

At the same time, demand on domestic abuse helplines increased in the year ending March 2021 with a 22% increase in people supported by the National Domestic Abuse Helpline in England.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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