Important news this week as we set out plans to end the postcode lottery of support for survivors of domestic abuse, making sure that everyone who has suffered this horrific crime has access to the support they need.
We are launching a consultation on a package of measures to support survivors of domestic abuse.
Councils will be legally required to provide life-saving support in secure accommodation for both survivors of domestic abuse and their children, guaranteeing a consistent approach to the support offered across the country.
This builds on work we are already undertaking, including a landmark Domestic Abuse Bill, which introduces the first ever government definition of domestic abuse to specifically include economic abuse and controlling non-physical abuse.
We have some excellent local support services in Mansfield including NIDAS and I am pleased that as a Government we are increasing support for domestic abuse survivors and helping families to safely rebuild their lives.