SafeLives domestic abuse policy and evidence

Policy and evidence

SafeLives emerged from an urgent need to find better ways to help survivors of domestic abuse.

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 abuse. 

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.

New research by SafeLives and Gentoo looks at the vital role housing providers can play in the response to domestic abuse. 

Our Insights system provides the largest national dataset on domestic abuse in the UK. We gather data from services working with victims, survivors and their children, to build a national picture of the experiences of survivors, and the support they receive. 

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

The right support at the right time for victims at high risk of murder or serious harm as a result of domestic abuse. 

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.