Transforming the response to domestic abuse

Closes 31 May 2018

Personal details

Before you begin it is important to note that this is the full version of the government consultation on domestic abuse.

A shortened version is also available. The shorter version is quicker and easier to complete as it contains fewer questions and uses simpler language.

Both versions are accessible to the public.

You do not need to answer every question in either version but can choose those that relate to your experience or expertise. You can see a full list of the topics covered in both versions in the box below.

If you have already completed the shortened version there are certain questions you should not complete in this long version. These are questions 6, 7, 9, 12, 24, 25, 26, 32, 35, 39, 43.

Topics covered in the short version of the consultation

  • Improving young people's awareness and understanding of positive relationships and abuse.
  • Identifying which Government agencies could do more to recognise the signs of domestic abuse.
  • Deciding whether a breach of a proposed Domestic Abuse Protection Order (e.g. where abuser doesn't follow the courts instruction to keep a certain distance away from the victim) should be criminalised.
  • Improving awareness of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law).
  • Overcoming the practical barriers faced by those experiencing economic domestic abuse.
  • Communication of special measures in the criminal proceedings.
  • The role of police, witness care units and the Crown Prosecution Service in criminal proceedings.

A. I understand that there are two versions of the consultation. If I have already completed the short version I will not answer the following questions again: 6, 7, 9, 12, 24, 25, 26, 32, 35, 39, 43.


B. What is your name?

C. What is your email address?

If you enter your email address then you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email when you submit your response.

D. What region are you in?

E. Are you responding on behalf of an organisation or as a member of the public?

F. If relevant, which, if any, best describes you/your organisation?

G. If applicable, please give the name of your organisation/ profession.