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Domestic Violence Written Answer, 07/06/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Anne McTaggart's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce domestic violence awareness education to all secondary schools.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 21/05/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 21 May 2013 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to Phase Two of the new statutory child maintenance scheme, what procedures his Department will adopt when seeking to broker a return to a child maintenance Direct Pay agreement without contact between the two parties, in cases where a parent with care has declared they were a victim of domestic violence, and the non-resident parent, currently within the statutory collection service, has requested a second chance at paying through a Direct Pay arrangement on the basis that his behaviour has changed; and what risk assessments have been carried out by his Department regarding child maintenance cases under Phase Two of the new statutory scheme, where the Child Maintenance Service has waived the intended application fee on grounds of domestic violence, and where the alleged perpetrator asserts the choice to make the maintenance payments due direct to the parent with care who has declared she is a victim of domestic violence by him; and what regard such assessments have to (a) financial abuse and (b) coercive control.

A third of women don’t know where to go to get support for domestic violence, 05/03/13 [E/NI/S/W]
The results of a survey by Refuge, Women’s Aid and Avon show that many women do not understand what constitutes domestic violence and wouldn’t know where to go to get help.

Welfare Reform Act Written Answer, 28/01/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 28 January 2013 in response to Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead's question asking Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 on refuges in the United Kingdom with regard to support services for adult and child victims of domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2010-11 and 2011-12, 30/10/12 [S]
The Scottish Government has published statistics on domestic abuse, based on details of incidents supplied by the eight Scottish police forces in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Domestic Abuse Oral Question, 19/09/12 [S]
During Question Time on 19 September 2012 Maureen Watt (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle domestic abuse.

£34.5m to tackle violence against women, 22/07/12 [S]
£34.5 million has been invested to help tackle the issue of violence against women.

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission Written Answer, 17/04/12 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 17 April 2012 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to Figure 14 of the report by the National Audit Office on Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Costs Reduction, HC 1793, what assumptions the Commission made on the level of (a) the application charge, (b) charges for enforcement, (c) collection deductions levied on parents with care and (d) collection surcharges levied on non-resident parents when estimating future fee income.

Child Maintenance Written Answer, 17/04/12 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 17 April 2012 in response to Kate Green's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his proposal to reduce the application charge for use of the future statutory child maintenance scheme to £20 for all applicants, whether he has any plans to review the level of the future calculation only charge.

The enemy within: 4 million reasons to tackle family conflict and family violence, 26/03/12 [E/NI/S/W]
This report by 4children warns that more than half of all children in the UK experience conflict or domestic violence at home.