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Increase support for refuges for victims of rape and sexual abuse

Last updated 5 months ago

We will increase support for refuges and community support for victims of rape and sexual abuse.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.19

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to enhance government backing for safe accommodation for people who have suffered rape or sexual abuse.
  • The Domestic Abuse Bill, introduced on 3 March 2020, seeks to “place a duty on local authorities…to provide support to victims of domestic abuse and their children in refuges and other safe accommodation”.
  • The bill, which aims to increase support for refuges, is on its way to becoming law, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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