5 Dec 2021

Government to publish new domestic violence strategy

The government says it will shortly publish a new cross-departmental strategy on domestic violence, focusing on crimes which mainly affect women and girls.

But there are still some anomalies in the law, which campaigners say fail to protect victims who live in the same house as their killers.

The former Justice Secretary Robert Buckland had started a review of those guidelines – but will it be treated with the same urgency now he’s no longer in the job?