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NPCC lead for Domestic Abuse, Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe said: “I welcome the broad range of measures within the draft bill because policing alone cannot solve domestic abuse. The latest Office for National Statistics data shows forces across England and Wales responded to over one...

The government has unveiled the most comprehensive package ever to tackle domestic abuse. The landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill has been published today (Monday 21 January), aimed at supporting victims and their families and pursuing offenders. It comes as it is revealed domestic abuse issues cost...

adopted child a child adopted in accordance with a decision taken by the competent administrative authority or court in the UK or in a country whose adoption orders are recognised by the UK, or in a particular case in which that decision in another country has...

If your husband or wife has started divorce proceedings against you, the divorce centre will send you a copy of their divorce application (‘petition’). You will also get: a ‘notice of proceedings’ an ‘acknowledgment of service’ form (you’ll get it online or by post) Keep the notice of proceedings, which tells you...

Close protection licence - GOV.UK Start now on the Security Industry Authority (SIA) website You need a close protection licence if you work as a bodyguard, or guard one or more individuals from the threat of assault or other injuries. You must also have a licence if your...