Domestic abuse could soon be made a crime under new plans being considered by the government. The Home Secretary, Theresa May has opened a consultation focusing on strengthening the law against psychological abuse. Abuse laws already cover coercive and controlling behaviour, but this new consultation will look explicitly into criminalising psychological abuse. Polly Neate, the chief executive of Women's Aid, Jenni Steele, an ambassador for Domestic Violence UK and Gerald Cash, chair of Men have Rights Too, join Alex Beard in discussion at the Headline London table.
If you suffer from domestic violence or have been affected by what you have seen today you can get in touch through these organisation. Women’s Aid, Domestic Violence UK, Men Have Rights Too, National Domestic Violence Helpline.