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Fixing Britain with Louise Casey

Tune into BBC Radio 4 to hear Baroness Louise Casey speak with Women’s Aid CEO Farah Nazeer and domestic abuse survivor Natalie Curtis in a special episode on domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.

In this episode, Baroness Casey looks at the issue of men's violence against women and children. Speaking to people from across the political spectrum who have worked hard to improve the effectiveness and sensitivity of the criminal justice system's response to these crimes, she tries to get to the bottom of why they have not been more effective. And she speaks to those working on preventing the problem in the first place, by addressing attitudes and behaviours which can, if left unaddressed, end up in violence.

To listen to the full interview, visit the link here: BBC4 Fixing Britain

Lucy Hadley, Head of Policy at Women’s Aid said:

“Baroness Casey has found that the Met is broken. If this shocking report does not lead to system wide change within the country’s largest police force, what will? “Every day, our services hear from domestic abuse survivors saying they have been failed by the police – women who are not believed, women whose pain is underplayed, women whose lives are treated as less. This report lays bare this reality – finding that the police officers who respond to domestic abuse and sexual violence across the capital are inexperienced, over-stretched and under-resourced. “The Met Commissioner’s apology is welcome, but words are not enough. Too many women have been hurt and killed – the Met must change to ensure women and children get the protection and support they deserve and to root out the endemic racism, homophobia and sexism which is breaking the public’s trust in the force.”

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