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Gangs and Criminal Exploitation: Special Report

A rise in gang violence and youth crime has prompted policymakers to develop legislation to tackle the threats and boost funding for statutory and voluntary agencies to support child criminal exploitation victims.

Domestic Abuse: Special Report

Cases of domestic abuse recorded by police and children's services have risen significantly over the past decade. The government has published a draft bill containing new protections to tackle the problem.

Interventions to Improve the Response of Professionals to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Systematic Review

Despite the major public health and clinical impact of domestic violence and abuse, the response of health care professionals to women experiencing domestic abuse is often poorly informed and inappropriate. This systematic review looks at educational and structural or whole-system interventions that aim to improve professionals' understanding of, and response to, survivors and their children.

Domestic Abuse: Policy context

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  • Monday, April 29, 2019
The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that there were 1.2 million female and 713,000 male victims of domestic abuse in 2016/17, respectively 7.5 and 4.4 per cent of the total population.