Draft Domestic Abuse Bill

Domestic abuse is a tragedy, there were 29 domestic abuse killings in London last year.

A joint committee of Lords and MPs has been set up to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.  This is when experts are called to give evidence about how the legislation can be improved before MPs consider it in the House of Commons.

The Home Office and Ministry of Justice conducted a joint consultation on domestic abuse from 8 March to 31 May 2018.

Following this consultation, the draft bill was published on the 21 January 2019.  To read the draft bill click here.  

The Joint Committee is now seeking views on the measures and reforms proposed by the Government in the draft Bill. See here for a brief overview of the measures proposed in the Bill and click here to submit your feedback.

The deadline for written submissions is 26 April 2019.


Please see below for a list of domestic abuse support contact information in Hackney.


Hackney Domestic Abuse Intervention Team:

Telephone: 020 8356 4458 / 020 8356 4459 / 0800 056 0905 (free from a landline)

Email: dais@hackney.gov.uk. They are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Postal: c/o Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY

Website: https://hackney.gov.uk/domestic-violence

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247, for information and support.