Smallwood is delighted that a campaign by one of the organisations we have funded, Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA), has led to the government’s announcing that post-separation abuse will become a criminal offence under the Serious Crime Act when the Domestic Abuse Bill passes into law.
This follows months of campaigning by SEA alongside survivors, activists, academics, MPs and Peers which has successfully resulted in an improved Bill for victims-survivors that offers them greater safety.
Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE, founder and CEO of Surviving Economic Abuse, said, “We are thrilled with the announcement. Now the law will protect victims from ongoing coercion and control, including economic abuse. I would like to thank the victim-survivors who shared their experiences with us and identified that this change was needed. We’re also hugely grateful to Jess Phillips MP and Baroness Ruth Lister for championing the amendment in Parliament.”
To read more about this news please visit SEA’s press release here: https://survivingeconomicabuse.org/government-announces-post-separation-abuse-will-become-a-criminal-offence/