Domestic Violence

Women and Equality written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson PPS (Dr Kim Howells, Minister of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent steps the Government have taken to support victims of domestic violence.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Government Equalities Office

I am proud to say that this Government have introduced more measures to support victims of domestic violence than any other before. They include

Establishing 98 specialist domestic violence courts;

Allocating £3 million per year over the three years from 2008-07 for independent domestic violence advisers;

Multi-agency risk assessment conferences will be established across England and Wales by 2011.

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