Category Archive: Domestic Violence

Feb 27

WALES – Women’s aid worker sacked for affair with custody fight mum

A support worker with Cardiff Women’s Aid was sacked for gross misconduct after embarking on a lesbian relationship with a vulnerable client   A father of a child in a custody battle has called for an investigation (picture posed by models)   A support worker with Cardiff Women’s Aid was sacked for gross misconduct after …

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Theresa May to demand police improve domestic violence handling

Domestic violence is considered “a norm” by too many men and some women, Theresa May said   Theresa May has been in talks with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which assesses the police, about possible improvements. In a BBC interview, she said there were still too many women being abused. Mrs May also said …

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May 26

UK – Domestic violence victim seeks bedroom tax judicial review

Woman who lives with son in three-bedroom house with fortified loft has been told she will lose some of her benefits Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary. Photograph: Rex Features A victim of domestic violence who faces losing her council home which has a secure “panic room” is to challenge the government’s so-called …

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May 26

UK – Benefits cap will have catastrophic effect on families, court will hear

Vulnerable families challenging £500-a-week cap say it may force victims of domestic violence to return to their abusers Two of the claims involve victims of domestic abuse and their claims are supported by the refuge charity Women’s Aid. Photograph: Dani Rodriguez/Alamy Families will suffer catastrophic effects and victims of domestic violence may be forced to …

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May 26

UK – Some government efforts on domestic violence ‘are virtually meaningless’

Women’s organisations say positive action in some areas of government is undermined by Department for Education Michael Gove, whose education department was criticised for failing to support government efforts to tackle domestic abuse. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Government efforts to tackle domestic violence against women and girls are “virtually meaningless” in some areas, according to a …

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May 26

EU – EU-wide protection for victims of domestic violence to become law

Draft regulation should be adopted by Council of Ministers in June The European Parliament has voted with an overwhelming majority (602 votes in favour, 23 against, 63 abstentions) to endorse the European Commission’s proposal for an EU-wide protection order. The new regulation will mean that citizens (in most cases women) who have suffered domestic violence …

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