Domestic abuse

4th January 2022

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item


Source: UK Government 

Date: 04 January 2022

The UK Government has announced new measures targeted at keeping women and girls safer in England and Wales that will be added to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The measures include: victims of domestic abuse will be allowed more time to report incidents of common assault or battery against them; the overall time limit to commence prosecutions for common assault and battery will be increased to within two years of the offence; and taking non-consensual photographs or video recordings of breastfeeding mothers will be a specific offence punishable by up to two years in prison. The government also intends to build on plans to increase sentences for sexual offences. 

Read the press release: Domestic abuse victims in England and Wales to be given more time to report assaults

See also on NSPCC Learning 
Protecting children from domestic abuse