The Domestic Abuse Bill is a huge opportunity to improve the protection and support given to victims of this terrible and often hidden crime.
Within the current Bill, there are people at risk who do not receive the support they need to escape their abusers.
In response, MP Jess Philips has launched the campaign ‘No Victim Left Behind’.
The campaign wants to ensure that amendments to the Bill are passed so that no victim is excluded from its protection.
The No Victim Left Behind Campaign is calling for:
- Better support for children impacted by domestic abuse.
- Ensuring that migrant victims with No Recourse to Public Funds can access domestic abuse services.
- Resources for victims who access support in the community.
- Funding for specialist support services for victims who face multiple forms of discrimination including BAME women, LGBT+, disabled and older victims.
What would happen without amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill?
Without improving the protections in the Bill there will be NHS workers, key workers, and care workers serving the public right now who would not be able to access the help they needed due to their immigration status.
How can we ask them to go out every day and protect us in this crisis, if we do not protect them in theirs?
How can you find out more?
- Watch the videos that describe first-hand the experiences of a migrant women and a young person who experienced domestic abuse. They discuss what the changes would mean to them.
- Explore Jess Phillips’ work to change the Domestic Abuse Bill.
- Follow the hashtag #NoVictimLeftBehind on social media
How can you Make a Difference?
- Sign the petition to change the Domestic Abuse Bill so that No Victim is Left Behind.
- Share the petition and raise awareness by using the hashtag #NoVictimLeftBehind on social media.
We must listen to those who have experienced domestic abuse.
Going forward, we must ensure that everyone is able to receive support to live in safety, free from harm.
Everyone is entitled to live safely, free from the risk of abuse and neglect.