About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Tis not the season to be violent

Here's a cheery Christmas thought from the Home Office: there about a third more incidents of domestic violence related assault recorded on Christmas Day compared to the daily average. In a press release the Home office have publicised a new domestic violence enforcement campaign running from today until 6 January which they are supporting with extra funding, some of which has gone to police forces to provide additional resources and materials. Refuge, which in partnership with Women's Aid runs a 24 hour national Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline (0808 2000 247) welcomes the initiative though of course points out the the problem of domestic violence is for life, not just for Christmas.

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