Action for Children responds to PM's promise to include Domestic Abuse Bill in Queen's Speech

Posted by / Thursday 12 September 2019 /
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In response to the Prime Minister’s promise to include the Domestic Abuse Bill in the Queen’s Speech, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Action for Children, Imran Hussain, said:

“The Domestic Abuse Bill has the potential to transform how we as a society support children who have endured the terror of domestic abuse.

Far from having the safe and happy childhood they need, every day our frontline workers see the emotional scars of domestic abuse on children – from nightmares, flashbacks and bed-wetting to depression, or even wanting to end their lives. 

“It’s right and welcome that the PM has now promised to include the Bill in the Queen’s Speech but the Bill must be prioritised and its measures implemented without more delay.  We and other charities, along with survivors, have worked closely for nearly two years with officials and ministers to strengthen the Bill, it’s now time for the government to deliver.”

 

ENDS

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Huw Beale, Senior Media Officer, Action for Children: 07718 114 038 / huw.beale@actionforchildren.org.uk

Out of hours 07802 806 679 / mediateam@actionforchildren.org.uk

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • HOW ACTION FOR CHILDREN WORKS: For 150 years Action for Children has been helping disadvantaged children across the UK through intervening early to stop neglect and abuse, fostering and adoption, supporting disabled children, and by campaigning tirelessly to make life better for children and families. With over 550 services the charity improves the lives of more than 300,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. actionforchildren.org.uk