Read transcripts of evidence given at the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill 

 

The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill has been hearing evidence from experts in the sector, including Respect’s CEO, Jo Todd.  There have been three sessions thus far:

 

Session 1 (2 April 2019) heard evidence from Lucy Hadley, Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer, Women’s Aid, Andrea Simon, Public Affairs Manager, End Violence Against Women, and Ellie Butt, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Refuge; Karla McLaren Government and Political Relations Manager, Amnesty International, Olive Craig, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women, and Rachel Robinson, Principal, Justice Domain, Equality and Human Rights Commission
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Session 2 (23 April 2019) heard evidence from Emily Frith, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Eleanor Briggs, Head of Policy and Research, Action for Children, and Debbie Moss, Chief of Staff, Barnardo’s; Elspeth Thomson, member of the Resolution National Committee, Resolution, Amanda Barron JP, Domestic Abuse Liaison Magistrate for the Central London Magistrates Courts, Nicole Jacobs, CEO, and Tanya Allen, Specialist Domestic Abuse Court Coordinator, Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse
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Session 3 (30 April 2019) heard evidence from Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy, Communications and Research, Lloyds Banking Foundation, and Lyndsey Dearlove, Head of UK SAYS NO MORE, Hestia Housing and Support; Donna Covey CBE, Chief Executive, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), Dr Jasna Magic, Domestic Abuse Research and Policy Development, Galop, Jo Todd, Chief Executive Officer, Respect, and Ruth Bashall, Chief Executive Officer, Stay Safe East
READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE
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