Roar: Summary report 2013

If you ever wondered why lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*  survivors of domestic abuse remain with their abusive partners or family;  what sort of violence they experience  and why they are unlikely to report the violence to the police or other services, this is for you.… Read the rest

New definition of domestic abuse to include 16 and 17 year olds

Today, the government announced that they had changed the definition  of domestic abuse, and for this to be introduced from 2013.

The new definition of domestic violence and abuse will be:

“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour,  violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.… Read the rest

Yemshaw v Hounslow

Good news for LGBT victim/survivors experiencing emotional abuse. A landmark ruling in the Supreme Court that the definition of domestic violence in housing and homelessness law should include not only physical violence, threatening or intimidating behaviour but also any other form of abuse which may give rise to the risk of harm.… Read the rest