Violence against women and girls toolkit

This toolkit sets out existing offences that can be considered by police responders and links to protective tools and resources


This toolkit supports police officers and staff to protect women and girls from misogyny and bring criminals to justice. It contains:

  • a list of misogynistic behaviours and the offences under which they could be prosecuted 
  • other tactics and protective tools that can be used to prevent further reoffending, such as civil orders

This practical tool was developed as part of the national framework for policing violence against women and girls.