COVID-19 — England Steps Up Fight Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Slavery

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The National Government in England has joined other countries in announcing additional funding for programs to assist people who experience domestic abuse, which has risen significantly during the COVID-19 lockdown.

When the new legislation is passed, families fleeing domestic violence will have priority status in social housing.

The new legislation also includes measures to combat sexual slavery.

See these announcements, which are short on detail, at Metro: Government Announces £76,000,000 For Domestic Abuse Victims After Lockdown Spike and Domestic Abuse Victims To Get Priority Housing Status Under New Law