PM praise for Wiltshire's domestic abuse campaign
5:18pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Latest News
David Cameron has praised the work done by Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council to combat domestic abuse.
At Prime Minister’s Questions today the MP for Devizes, Claire Perry, spoke about the plight of victims of domestic abuse who suffer behind closed doors.
With International Women’s Day on Friday, Ms Perry invited the Prime Minister to pay tribute to the good work of Wiltshire Police in tackling domestic abuse, and to acknowledge the good work done by the women’s refuge in Devizes.
Mr Cameron said he would like to commend Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Police for their joined-up approach to tackling the problem.
Later, Mr Cameron tweeted this praise via his No 10 Twitter account: "I want to commend local authority & police in #Wiltshire on working to crack problem of domestic violence Wiltshire Police began piloting Domestic Violence Protection Orders on behalf of the Home Office in July 2011. The DVPO scheme allows officers - and magistrates - to exclude perpetrators from the home of a victim, giving the victim the time and space to consider whether they wish to leave the relationship."
The Force is also piloting Clare's Law under which people can enquire whether partners have a history of domestic abuse.