Domestic abuse protection orders 'absolutely pointless' say victims

9/25/2022 1:15:00 PM

Survivors say orders to protect them from their abusers are 'not worth the paper they're written on'.

Public Interest Law Centre say the “gatekeeping” of housing support for domestic abuse survivors in every London borough means they are effectively “abused twice.' We speak to one survivor left in a refuge for a year. JessicaMCUre | politicslondon |

Survivors say orders to protect them from their abusers are 'not worth the paper they're written on'.

BBC analysis of government data showed prosecutions for breaching some orders have fallen by 40% in recent years.At one point, she was "only eating three digestive biscuits a day" to try to fulfil her husband's idea of what her body shape should be.

"It took a lot of courage to leave him. I had to uproot my life and move. I shouldn't have to do that, I should be protected," she said.Image caption,It is a criminal offence to breach the terms of these orders.Under the scheme, electronic monitoring or tagging could be imposed to monitor a perpetrator in complying with certain terms of the order.

Read more:
BBC London »

World Cup news - latest: Spain knocked out as Morocco win on penalties; Ronaldo benched after being criticised by Portugal boss

Portugal manager Fernando Santos hits out at Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction after he was substituted in their final group game; France's protest about Antoine Griezmann's goal being ruled out against Tunisia is rejected; Brazil's players unfurl a Pele tribute after their 4-1 win. Read more >>

JessicaMCUre مهسا_امینی