The legislative framework for protecting victims of domestic abuse already applies to everyone, irrespective of gender or sexual orientation.
The coalition Government is currently consulting on whether the existing law on domestic abuse needs to be strengthened to offer better protection to victims.
The consultation is focused on whether a specific offence should be created that captures patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate relationships, in line with the government’s non-statutory definition of domestic abuse. As part of this consultation, we welcome views on how all victims can be better protected.
Details of the consultation can be found at:
The consultation closes on