Saturday, 4 December 2010

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is awful. It's an appalling and completely unacceptable crime. The fact that two women a week die at the hands of their partners shames us all.

Millions suffer years of abuse in their own homes and we must do more tackle it. I'm pleased to say the is why we are piloting Domestic Violence Protection Orders, allowing the police to step in when the victims are most vulnerable to give them vital space and time which could ultimately save their lives.