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Serial perpetrator register and order

IWMM supports the campaign for a serial perpetrator register in order to protect victims from serial stalkers and domestic violence perpetrators. By introducing a register it would enable police to pro-actively identify, track, monitor and manage these perpetrators.

 

#serialregisterneeded

Currently there is no existing framework which can track or monitor serial stalkers and domestic violence perpetrators. Instead police rely on a series of victims to report multiple crimes and often it is the victims who are forced to modify and change their behaviour, flee their homes and disappear themselves in order to stay safe. This is the reason why refuges are in demand and victims continue to be moved around the country. MARACs also tend to focus on the victim too rather than the perpetrator. We currently track victims when they move however they are not the problem, it is the perpetrator.

You can find the petition here which has over 128,000 signatures and is awaiting home office review.

Please sign and share the link Serial Perpetrator register and order petition

 

Family Law reform

We are also calling for a Family Law Reform and we are working tirelessly to make changes in this archaic system. If you wish to share your story with us and it can be done anonymously please send to info@iwmm.net
Your stories will be used to lobby parliament and provide real life case studies to facilitate change.

 

#openfamilycourt

Please use #openfamilycourt to support the campaign for family courts to be opened to scrutiny.  Currently these courts are closed.  We are collating  recommendations for change and will lobby parliament for reform.  There are thousands of miscarriages of justice within this court due to it not being evidential however to get this publicised is extremely difficult under the current guidelines and rules.  Most hearings are carried out in closed courts.  This needs to change.  We need transparency.

#childfirst

IWMM also supports the Women’s Aid campaign #childfirst

Women’s Aid are calling on the Government, all family courts professionals, and involved agencies to make the family court process safer for women and children survivors of domestic abuse.

Join the Child First campaign today and help us to ensure that children are always put at the heart of contact decisions made by the family courts.

Please sign the petition here and use the #childfirst

#voiceofthechild

IWMM have launched their own campaign in petition number 1. #voiceofthechild

This campaign focuses specifically on family court procedures with 10 recommendations to the government, calling Prime Minister Theresa May to look into this as a matter of urgency.

We have identified hundreds of cases where outcomes could have been so different and much more positive if changes were made to current processes. Information is currently being collated.

For more information, to read the 10 recommendations and to sign the petition click here and please use the #voiceofthechild and #openfamilycourt when posting online so we can track our campaign activity.

 

Better courts

Following a report by Phil Bowen and Stephen Whitehead published on Monday 7th December IWMM are giving their full support to this reform in the judiciary.  Currently domestic abuse cases can end up in all 3 of the courts available; criminal, civil and family.  This can lengthen the time it takes for the court to be concluded, causes unnecessary additional stress to the ‘victim’ and the cost to the tax payer is extremely high.  Judges within the family court system often are not aware of proceedings in the criminal court and therefore crucial information can be missed.  This is why we call for a court reform around domestic violence.  We support one judge, one court however we also want transparency.  Currently family court is a closed platform.  They are not subject to scrutiny and of there are terrible miscarriages of justice to the determine of peoples lives.  You will find more on this in our case studies.

Please find the report here  Better Courts: A Blueprint for Innovation

 

If you would like to show your support for any of our causes then please contact us info@iwmm.net