Thursday 9 February 2017 / 4:53 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Ministers must do much more to ensure that every victim of domestic abuse has access to support they need – Champion

Sarah Champion MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities,
responding to today’s statistical release from the ONS on violent
crime and sexual offences, said:  

“It is unacceptable that hundreds of thousands of women still
suffer violence in the home every year. And the official figures significantly
underestimate the true extent of the problem.

“But under this Tory Government domestic violence services are in
crisis and funding for front-line professionals is being cut.

“Ministers must do much more to ensure that every victim of
domestic abuse has access to support they need.”

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