The Conservatives have pledged a new crackdown on the "hidden scandal" of domestic abuse if they win power.
They are planing legislation to introduce tougher sentences for cases involving children, and a new watchdog to ensure proper support for victims nationwide.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd says a new commissioner would be tasked with ensuring best practice on supporting victims of domestic violence was adopted across the country.
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