Mothers’ Union welcomes renewed Government focus on combating domestic violence and abuse, and calls for “due care and attention” in their creation

Mothers’ Union (MU) strongly welcomes plans by the Government to introduce new legislation addressing domestic violence and abuse. Plans for two new laws, the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, and the Courts Bill were announced in Wednesday’s Queen’s speech at the state opening of Parliament. 

However, we call on the Government to ensure that due care and attention is given to the creation of this new legislation, and that appropriate counsel is sought from those who have first-hand experience, experts, and civil society.