Domestic Abuse

Home Office written question – answered on 30th June 2020.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding the Government has provided to support the prevention of adolescent to parent violence in the last five years.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government is committed to tackling all forms of domestic abuse. On 3 March 2020 we re-introduced the landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill to protect and support victims. The Bill has just finished Committee stage. Our statutory definition of domestic abuse recognises that abuse can also involve wider family members, including parental abuse by an adolescent or grown child or between older siblings.

In 2018/19 we provided just under £11,000 to support the prevention of adolescent to parent violence. In addition, we provided £220,000 funding for the development of training for social workers on domestic abuse.

In 2015 the Government published an information guide on adolescent to parent violence and abuse, which provides materials and advice to support professionals in their response, including social workers.

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