Amendment to Domestic Violence Act

An Act to amend Section 5 of the Domestic, Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) Act 2012, Chapter 4 has been made to include serious harm to a child or vulnerable adult in addition to causing or allowing the death of such a person.  Similar amendments have also led to changes being introduced to the following Acts: Criminal Justice Act 1982, Coroners Act 1988, Law Reform (Year and a day Rule) Act 1996, Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 and the Sexual Offences Act 2003.