SafeLives domestic violence policy and evidence

Policy and evidence

SafeLives emerged from an urgent need to find better ways to help victims of domestic violence.

We gather evidence and we spread great new approaches across the UK. We use our knowledge and expertise to influence local and national policy, transforming the lives of families affected by abuse. We work with everyone who wants to stop domestic abuse.

Facts and stats about victims and the nature, causes and impact of domestic violence. 

Since 2005, SafeLives has worked with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse, with over 60,000 victims at high risk of murder or serious harm now receiving co-ordinated support annually.

Hear why the victims at the highest risk of death or serious injury need to get the fastest help. 

SafeLives calls on every hospital in England and Wales to have specialist domestic abuse support onsite.

Learn how domestic abuse affects the whole family.

See what needs to change to make sure every family gets the right help as quickly as possible.

Access all our policy and research reports about the impact of domestic violence and our recommendations for policymakers.