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Domestic Abuse Bill receives Royal Assent

The Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021.

The Domestic Abuse Act explicitly recognises children as victims if they see, hear or experience the effects of abuse and includes a legal definition of domestic abuse which incorporates a range of abuses beyond physical violence, including emotional, coercive or controlling behaviour, and economic abuse.

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