The Home Office has undertaken a review of the controlling or coercive behaviour offence, which was introduced in December 2015.
“Tech abuse could involve abusive messages or calls, hacking of phone or email, cyberstalking, posting malicious messages on social media, controlling device passwords and usage or control of online banking among other behaviours. The charity launched a specialist tech abuse team in 2017 but in response to the recent surge has set up a new website aimed … Continue reading “Resource – Refuge – New website for tech abuse”
“Charity Hestia’s Safe Spaces initiative expands as TSB becomes the first high street bank to offer scheme and joins 5,300 pharmacies in providing Safe Spaces for victims. TSB’s national commitment sees rollout in 290 branches across the UK and follows pilots in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire.Safe Spaces provides a space for victims of domestic abuse … Continue reading “News – TSB to offer safe spaces for domestic abuse victims in 290 branches”
“Over 22,000 UK women told VictimFocus about their experiences of violence and abuse. This dataset is the largest and most comprehensive record of violence committed against women and girls in the UK.‘I thought it was just a part of life’Understanding the Scale of Violence Committed Against Women in the UK Since Birth99.7% of our sample had been … Continue reading “Report initial findings – Victim Focus -‘I thought it was just a part of life’ Understanding the Scale of Violence Committed Against Women in the UK Since Birth”