Too often insecure immigration status can be used as a further tool by the perpetrator to exploit and abuse them.
“Investing in our youngest children will have a transformational impact,” says the former cabinet minister, as a review she leads publishes its plan.
These measures will make a negligible impact to the immigration figures or public finances, but a huge difference to survivors.
The serious consequences and abuse that too many – from JK Rowling on – have faced for discussing these issues are worrying and wrong.
From my spot on the Domestic Abuse committee, I saw just how much this Government wants to champion the rights of those who have been victimised.
I urge Ministers to make one simple change to the Domestic Abuse Bill – to start the necessary recording of data of victims and survivors.
When there are no private rentals to go to the flow from abusive home to refuge in privately rented accommodation will come to an abrupt halt.
The greatest difficulty may prove persuading those who need help, to accept it. Plus – councils given discretion over small business funding.
Following this road will require a transformation of how we work and live on an expectation-defying scale.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.