The Domestic Abuse Bill passed both Houses of Parliament and was signed into law on 29 April 2021.

What will the Domestic Abuse Act do?

The Domestic Abuse Act is set to provide further protections to the millions of people who experience domestic abuse, as well as strengthen measures to tackle perpetrators.

What measures have been implemented so far?

The Domestic Abuse Act is being rolled out in stages. Download our fact sheet via the link on the righthand side of this page, which outlines the recently implemented measures as well as those due to be implemented in the next 12 months (updated in June 2022).

Factsheets created by the Home Office

Read more about the Domestic Abuse Act in this library of detailed fact sheets created by the Home Office:

Domestic Abuse Act 2021: overarching factsheet

Statutory definition of the domestic abuse factsheet

Domestic Abuse Commission factsheet 

Tackling perpetrators 

Amendment to the controlling or coercive behaviour offence factsheet

Read all Home Office factsheets