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Domestic abuse of any kind must not stay “hidden behind closed doors”

Citizens Advice has highlighted that people face an “unseen battle” to come forward about hidden abuse.

With abuse taking forms other than physical violence, such as financial abuse, the charity says the Government is right to recognise the need to tackle these issues.

Gillian Guy - Chief Executive of Citizens Advice said:

"Domestic abuse and its victims often stay hidden behind closed doors. Citizens Advice research shows that huge numbers of people subjected to domestic abuse don't report their ordeal, leaving them suffering in silence. Many forms of abuse, like controlling someone's access to money or psychological cruelty, can be less visible than physical violence but can do very real harm.

“Ministers should look to put in place clear and unambiguous legal protections for people overcoming the unseen battle to come forward and report physical, emotional, financial or any other type of abuse.

"Victims of abuse need to know that the law is on their side and that those who carry out abuse of any kind will be prosecuted. The Government's recognition of the need to strengthen protection beyond physical violence is welcome. As part of the Home Office stakeholder group on domestic abuse we will work with Government to toughen the laws against domestic abuse, support victims and bring perpetrators to justice."

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