About the Bill

Ensuring quality of care

Because there is no duty to provide victims with support set out in law, there are no clear minimum standards for the care and services that are provided.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland where support for the immediate recovery period is guaranteed by law, the legislation sets out the minimum standards for support and assistance. Victims in England and Wales deserve the same assurance of equal access to a minimum level of care.

OTHER REASONS WHY WE NEED THE BILL