Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs) voted against several amendments to the domestic abuse bill on Thursday including:
- placing serial domestic abusers and stalkers on the current Violent and Sex Offender Register (Visor);
- giving family court judges training on sexual abuse; and
- providing greater protection to migrant victims of domestic violence.
“Domestic abuse remains underreported and only a small proportion of survivors see criminal sanctions against their perpetrator – a register could have been a useful tool,” she said. “We have to find ways to proactively hold perpetrators to account and prioritise survivors’ safety.”
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