The damage inflicted by coercive behaviour in relationships is "too often overlooked", according to the Shadow Home Secretary.
Yvette Cooper welcomed the launch of a consultation on strengthening the domestic violence law, but said the Government still needs to do more.
The criminal justice system needs to recognise the damage done by repeated psychological abuse and coercive control which is too often overlooked - the Government's agreement to this consultation is a welcome tribute to those who have campaigned hard for change.
But Theresa May just isn't doing enough to reverse the backwards slide in action against domestic violence or support for victims on her watch.
Prosecutions and convictions as a proportion of recorded domestic crime are falling. And over the last four years over 10,000 perpetrators of domestic violence have been handed only community resolutions, with many simply being asked to apologise to their victim.
More top news
A three-year-old boy has died after drowning at David Lloyd club on Tongue Lane in Leeds