Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales, Nicole Jacobs, joined Respect's accredited members' forum to find out more about our work and what we think her office’s next steps should be.
Respect welcomes the DA Bill, including the new definition of Domestic Abuse and improvements to court arrangements for victims. However, we think that a strategic approach to perpetrators is missing. It is simply impossible to prevent or end domestic abuse without responding to the people causing the harm.
We are supporting a number of amendments from colleagues across the Violence Against Women sector, these are detailed in this joint recommendations document.