Saturday 18 February 2017 / 11:36 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Consultation for robust domestic violence legislation is much needed and long overdue – Champion

Sarah Champion MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, responding to the announcement of new moves to tackle domestic violence, said:

“We are pleased the Government are finally starting the consultation for robust domestic violence legislation. This is much needed and long overdue.

“Key to the success of this announcement is making sure resources are in place for policing, supporting victims & for preventing domestic violence.
“Domestic violence refuges aren’t centrally funded by Government.  This has led to inconsistent over quality & local provision. Everyone deserves a place of safety if they are forced to flee their home and sadly this can’t currently be guaranteed.”