Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance: consultation

18th August 2021

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item


Source: Home Office
Date: 03 August 2021

The Home Office is consulting on draft domestic abuse statutory guidance which will support the implementation of the definition of domestic abuse in England and Wales. Chapter 3 of the guidance looks at the impact on children and young people who are recognised as victims of domestic abuse for the first time. The guidance highlights different aspects of the experience of children and young people, so that this can be considered in seeking to meet their needs. It explains how the statutory definition of domestic abuse is to operate alongside other measures that address the safeguarding of children and young people. The consultation closes on 14 September 2021.

Read the draft guidance: Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance
See also on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from domestic abuse