1st October 2020

The Domestic Abuse Strategic Learning Partnership

AAFDA, Chayn, Galop, Imkaan, Respect, Rights of Women, SafeLives, Social Finance, Standing Together, Surviving Economic Abuse and Women’s Aid have come together to form a strategic learning partnership, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The partnership brings together the voices of survivors and practitioners, relevant data from each organisation, and practical and policy expertise, to create a picture of how the response to domestic abuse needs to change for the long-term after and as a result of COVID 19.


Shared goals:

  • Provide agile support to frontline practitioners and those living with domestic abuse.

  • Better understand need and where need is not being met, especially since the onset of COVID 19.

  • Bring an intersectionality lens to our understanding of the needs of victims and survivors and response as a sector: better understanding why some groups are disproportionally affected by domestic abuse and how we can address structural inequalities.

  • See the experience of minoritized groups and those with protected characteristics shift from the margins to the centre.

  • Create more opportunities for survivors to speak in their own voice.

  • Ensure the findings reflect the diversity of experiences, recognizing that no one size fits all.


Although some partners work across the United Kingdom and beyond it is important to note that the funding provided by TNLCF for this partnership is for England only.