Domestic Abuse Act 2021

1. The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that aims to tackle domestic violence in the UK.1‘Domestic Abuse Act 2021’,  accessed 4 July 2023

2. Amongst the Act’s provisions are: 

  1. a statutory definition of domestic abuse that recognises the various forms of abuse, such as physical, emotional, psychological, economic and coercive control.
  2. a Domestic Abuse Commissioner to oversee the implementation of the Act and champion the rights of victims and survivors.
  3. new Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Orders that can impose a range of conditions on perpetrators, such as prohibiting contact with victims, requiring attendance at behaviour change programmes or electronic monitoring.
  4. a duty on local authorities in England to provide support to victims and their children in refuges and other safe accommodation.
  5. a recognition of children as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.
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