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Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 30: Guidance about domestic abuse

This section provides that the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland must issue guidance about Part 1 of the Act (that is the domestic abuse offence and aggravation) or any such other matters as it considers appropriate as to criminal law or procedure relating to domestic abuse in Northern Ireland.  The Department must keep any issued guidance about domestic abuse, under this section, under review and revise that guidance as necessary in light of review. A person exercising public functions to whom the guidance relates must have regard to it in the exercise of those functions.  The guidance (including revised guidance) must be published.

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