domestic abuse

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is when someone close to you, often your spouse or partner, causes you physical, sexual, social, mental, financial or emotional harm. The violence and abuse can be actual or threatened and can happen once every so often or on a regular basis. It is not necessary for there to be physical violence for domestic abuse to be serious.

Mature woman with black eye is victim of domestic violence and abuse.

Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid issue joint call to Government to urgently ban cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the family courts

Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid have issued a joint call to the government to urgently bring forward promised legislation banning the cross-examination of domestic abuse victims by alleged perpetrators in the family courts, ahead of a parliamentary debate on the progress in protecting victims of domestic abuse in the family courts today (Wednesday 18thJuly).