Idvas (Independent domestic violence advisors) and domestic abuse practitioners support victims, survivors and children to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. We champion their work and the need for all frontline professionals to be properly supported and funded.

The campaign

Our 2019 Practitioner Survey found that there still aren't enough professionals to support all of the victims, survivors and children who need them. We're calling on the Government to invest in the full range of domestic abuse support services. The Government is currently proposing to give local authorities in England a duty to provide accommodation-based support as part of the Domestic Abuse Bill. We think this doesn't go far enough: the statutory duty should be extended to cover the full range of support for victims, survivors and children. We also want to support the work of domestic abuse practitioners across the rest of the UK.

Thank you to all the professionals and survivors who have shared your views with us in response to the MHCLG consultation. Your views have directly shaped our response to the consultation, which you can read here.

What you can do

If you agree that every victim, survivor and child deserves support that meets their needs, and want to join us in celebrating the amazing work of frontline domestic abuse professionals, here's how you can get involved:

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We won't stop until we end domestic abuse for everyone – for good