Government Making Progress on Domestic Abuse Bill

The bill primarily focuses on those aged over 16 in England. Section 9 of the bill signposts support available in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The bill does not detail support for victims during court proceedings or police-led procedures.

The Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21, expected to gain Royal Assent in April 2021, is currently progressing through Parliament. There are two Library papers on the Bill’s content: Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21 (CBP8787) and Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21: Progress on the Bill (CBP 8959).

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