Violence against Women and Girls: Charge Rates

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at on 20 March 2023.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth

Disabled women are twice as likely to be victims of domestic abuse as non-disabled women. I am currently dealing with the case of a woman who has ended up in hospital as a result of abuse from her partner. She has had no direct contact with the police, no personal statement has been taken, and she feels completely let down. I appreciate that thousands of women go through this, and I also appreciate that Greater Manchester police are doing the very best they can, but what is the Home Secretary doing to ensure that these women have the necessary confidence and trust to feel able to report such abuse to the police?