Domestic Violence and Abuse APPG

First Registered: 29/08/2018 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To work towards the elimination of domestic violence and abuse, to highlight issues arising for survivors and specialist support services, and to contribute to the development of policy and legislation in this area.

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Recent Documents related to Domestic Violence and Abuse

1. Written Evidence: Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) (DAB05)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: Domestic Abuse Bill Written evidence submitted by Rape Crisis England & Wales (DAB05) House of Commons

2. FOI releases for April 2020
21/07/2020 - Ministry of Justice
- View source

Found: advice T2a_DV_Orders_Gender_Of_App Table 2a - Domestic Violence Orders by Court and gender of applicant, 2019

3. FOI releases for July 2020
03/12/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: advice T2a_DV_Orders_Gender_Of_App Table 2a - Domestic Violence Orders by Court and gender of applicant, 2020

4. Written Evidence: Agenda (DAB68)
16/06/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: the Domestic Abuse Bill to require public authorities to make trained enquiries about domestic abuse

5. Domestic violence and abuse: help from DWP
01/10/2021 - Home Office
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Found: Domestic violence and abuse: help from DWP A guide for domestic violence and abuse victims

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Domestic Violence and Abuse

1. Domestic Abuse Bill
10/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: “Transfer of joint tenancies and survivors of domestic abuse (1) This section applies where there - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Domestic Abuse
29/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government are working closely with domestic abuse organisations, the domestic abuse commissioner and the police - Speech Link
2: that urgent action is needed for victims of domestic abuse, since in the first three weeks of lockdown - Speech Link
3: communications for the online helpline for domestic violence victims to access. No lady or, indeed, man - Speech Link

3. Domestic Abuse Bill
05/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: through the Bill to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse; to all those courageous people who have spoken - Speech Link

4. Domestic Abuse Bill
28/04/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee, Home Office preparedness for Covid-19: domestic abuse and risks of harm within the home, HC321; First - Speech Link
2: personal and heart-wrenching experience of domestic abuse. She was not alone in showing great courage - Speech Link

5. Istanbul Convention: Position of the UK Government
26/05/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: human rights. Violence, particularly violence against women, including domestic violence, undermines the - Speech Link
2: demonstrating their real commitment to tackling violence against women and girls. I join him in urging - Speech Link
3: on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul convention - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Domestic Violence and Abuse
1. Domestic Violence
asked by: Helen Hayes
30/09/2021
... what steps she is taking to help ensure consistency in police force’s response to domestic violence across the country.

2. Domestic Abuse
asked by: Baroness Lister of Burtersett
09/11/2020
... when they plan to publish it.

3. Domestic Abuse
asked by: Mike Amesbury
22/10/2020
... Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; and whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to improve access to justice for that group.

4. Domestic Abuse
asked by: Mike Amesbury
22/10/2020
... Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 has caused an unintended bias in access to justice in favour of the abuser rather than the victim.

5. Domestic Abuse
asked by: Rachael Maskell
25/01/2021
... what steps she is taking to extend the Ask for Ani scheme to more venues.

Latest Questions
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23 Current APPG Officers
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Bertin Portrait
Baroness Bertin
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
1 APPG Membership
Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse
Vicky Foxcroft Portrait
Vicky Foxcroft
Officer
Labour - Lewisham, Deptford
Joined: 29th August 2018
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 29th August 2018
69 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Disability , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Governance and Inclusive Leadership , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Officer
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Kate Griffiths Portrait
Kate Griffiths
Officer
Conservative - Burton
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Midlands Engine
Paula Barker Portrait
Paula Barker
Officer
Labour - Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 24th February 2020
5 APPG Memberships
Beer , Boxing , Cuba , Hydrogen , Liverpool City Region
Mark Fletcher Portrait
Mark Fletcher
Officer
Conservative - Bolsover
Joined: 16th December 2020
1 APPG Membership
Wrestling
Baroness Brady Portrait
Baroness Brady
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Apsana Begum MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 6826.

Email: apsana.begum.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Women's Aid Federation of England, PO Box 3245, Bristol BS2 2EH. Tel: 07986 801 132

Email: s.francis-cansfield@womensaid.org.uk

Secretariat:

Women's Aid Federation of England acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.womensaid.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
22 Jan 2020
Source
Women's Aid Federation of England
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
19 Jul 2018
Source
Women's Aid
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2018 To : 18/07/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Domestic Violence and Abuse APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Hamwee Portrait
Baroness Hamwee
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Burt of Solihull Portrait
Baroness Burt of Solihull
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Thangam Debbonaire Portrait
Thangam Debbonaire
Officer
Labour - Bristol West
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 4th November 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Autism , Eritrea , Friends of Syria , Parkrun
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Officer
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Officer
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
Siobhan Baillie Portrait
Siobhan Baillie
Officer
Conservative - Stroud
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Hogg Portrait
Baroness Hogg
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships