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Extended Definition Of Domestic Violence To Protect Teenage Victims

The Government announced on 19 September 2012 that the official definition of domestic violence will be changed from March 2013 to acknowledge the fact that young people between 16-18 years can also be victims of domestic violence and abuse. Swindon Women’s Aid welcomes this change and we hope the thousands of young people in abusive relationships will get the help and support they need.  Young people aged 16-19 years are more likely to suffer domestic violence and abuse than any other age group. It needs to be tackled effectively and victims provided with appropriate support.

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