Domestic Violence: Databases

Home Office written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government is fully committed to tackling serial perpetrators of domestic abuse.

We will be seeking views on what more can be done to manage serial perpetrators through our forthcoming consultation on domestic abuse.

The current framework ensures that those convicted of domestic abuse related offences are already captured on the Police National Computer. Where appropriate, they will also be captured on other systems such as on the dangerous persons’ database (ViSOR) and managed by police and probation under Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). In addition, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme has also been rolled out nationally to inform and alert new partners about a perpetrator's previous offending.

The Government’s focus is on strengthening this framework and we have been working with the police and stakeholders to identify how we can improve information sharing, risk assessment and disclosure in relation to serial perpetrators.

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