March, 2015

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Changes To Legal Aid Reported As Limiting Resources For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Citizens Advice has reported that changes to legal aid in 2013 have affected the amount of help that 60% of advisers can offer to victims of domestic abuse. The survey across the Citizens Advice network has found that one of the biggest barriers to support for victims is now theRead More

7 Grandparents A Day Seeking Court Orders For Contact With Grandchildren

The Justice Minister, Simon Hughes, has confirmed in a written parliamentary answer that there were 2,217 applications to courts in 2013 – 2014 by grandparents seeking an order to see a grandchild after the separation or divorce of the parents. This works out to seven applications every day, and comparesRead More

Referrals To Children’s Services Increase By Over 10%

Statistics issued by the Department of Education show that during the year 2013 – 2014 referrals to children’s social care in England totaled 657,800 – an increase of 10.8% over the previous year. Data on the source of referrals – collected for the first time – shows that almost 25%Read More

Pro’s Miss Five Opportunities To Stop Domestic Violence

Safe Lives Report Indicates That Victims Suffer For Three Years Research by the organisation Safe Lives shows that victims of domestic abuse are suffering for nearly three years before finally getting help. Of course, this figure is an average, which means that many victims are suffering for longer. During theRead More