Victims of domestic violence are increasingly being denied specialist support and justice as services are being hollowed out

Published at: November 21, 2013 3:38 PM

Responding to the Women's Aid report entitled 'Growing Crisis' published today;

Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary, said:

"Victims of domestic violence are increasingly being denied specialist support and justice as services are being hollowed out.

 
“This report from Women's Aid is a damning verdict on Theresa May's lack of strategy for domestic violence victims, as specialist and community outreach services have been heavily cut back and Women's Aid warn that more women are remaining in abusive situations as a result.

"Domestic violence reports to the police are going up, yet there has been a 11% drop in prosecutions since the police cuts started and specialist domestic violence units have been hit. 

“It’s time for Theresa May to stop looking the other way and take action to urgently address this growing crisis. We need national standards on domestic violence services to ensure victims have access to the support they need.”


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