Evidence to Home Affairs Committee on Domestic Violence from Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape, 5 July 2018

Summary: This evidence covers five key policy areas that result in increased vulnerability to domestic violence and lack of resources to escape violent men: Family courts and domestic violence Austerity cuts and domestic violence Destitution – a recipe for domestic violence The hostile environment for victims of domestic violence in immigration and asylum procedures Improving … Read more

Number of complaints over police handling of sex attacks and domestic violence soars

See quote from WAR below. Revelations prompt warnings that forces are failing the most vulnerable victims, with campaigners saying police response is ‘matter of life and death’ • Harriet Agerholm The Independent • @HarrietAgerholm • 17 February 2018 Domestic abuse accounts for eight per cent of all recorded crime The number of complaints received by … Read more

Read more: key points from Dr Jay’s report

A Summary of issues raised in the ‘Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)’ by Dr Alexis Jay, issued in August 2014. Download a pdf of the full Report here Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)  Good Press report in the Telegraph This striking report is a … Read more

Why do the police deal with rape cases so badly? Lisa Longstaff in the Guardian

Their record in rape cases is abysmal – and they seem to resent accountability, preferring to improve PR rather than performance Lisa Longstaff theguardian.com, Monday 4 March 2013 09.00 GMT Allegations of sexual violence and cover-up are threatening every institution. Can rape be dealt with when so many in authority are themselves guilty? Of course … Read more

Former Met police officer admits failing to investigate rape cases

Ryan Coleman-Farrow faked police reports, failed to pass on evidence and falsely claimed to have interviewed suspects Share 150 Sandra Laville, crime correspondent guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 12 September 2012 14.51 BST An investigator from the Metropolitan police specialist sex crimes unit has admitted failing to investigate the alleged rapes and sexual assaults of 12 women by … Read more