Consultation on Cross-Government Definition of Domestic Violence

The Government is seeking views on the desireability to revise the definitions of domestic abuse and in particular, if it should include the term coorsive control and also if it should widen the scope of the age criteria to include 16 and 17 year olds. If you would like to respond to this consultation,  go to

LGBT DAF will also be preparing a submission and welcome members views via email to be sent to   A draft of our responce will be circulated  nearer the deadline for submissions which is set for 30th March 2012.