The Domestic Abuse Bill is a huge opportunity to improve the protection and support we give to victims of this terrible and often hidden crime; but for all the good that is in it, there are vulnerable people who would not receive the support they need to escape their abusers.
It’s vital that we get this right, which is why I’ve launched No Victim Left Behind, a campaign to ensure that when this Bill is passed, no victim is excluded from its protection.
We’re calling for: - Better support for children impacted by domestic abuse. - Ensuring that migrant victims with No Recourse to Public Funds can access domestic abuse services. - Resources for victims who access support in the community. - Funding for specialist support services for victims who face multiple forms of discrimination including BME women, LGBT+, disabled and older victims.
The last few months have shown we are a community. Without improving the protections in the Bill there will be NHS workers, key workers, and care workers serving the public right now who would not be able to access the help they needed due to their immigration status. How can we ask them to go out every day and protect us in this crisis, if we do not protect them in theirs? Surely it is all of us or it is none of us.
Sign the petition at: www.jessphillips.net/content/support-petition-domestic-abuse-bill-protects-everyone