Recently there have been calls to update the Domestic Abuse Bill to remove data ‘blind spots’ that could discourage migrant women from reporting domestic abuse to the police for fear of deportation or enable perpetrators of domestic abuse to control their victims.The amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill, if passed, would prevent police from sharing personal data about domestic abuse victims with the Home Office for immigration control purposes.When explaining the amendment in the Lords, Baroness Meacher said: “Migrant women with insecure immigration status are, in my view very understandably, reluctant to report domestic abuse to the statutory services. Would you, one might ask, particularly to the police? This reluctance is due to the current data-sharing agre...
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