Re: Publication of Citizen’s Advice report, A link in the chain

27th August 2015

Diana Barran, chief executive of SafeLives, said: “Citizens Advice’s new report and ‘Talk About Abuse’ campaign are a really welcome addition to the conversation around how we end domestic abuse. Hundreds of thousands of people experiencing domestic abuse aren’t being identified early enough or don’t have access to the right support.

“Friends and family can play a crucial role in spotting abuse and are usually the first people a victim will tell about what they are suffering – but they need to know where to go for specialist help. The proposals in this report could make a real difference to how quickly victims get help."

Note to editors

For more information please contact Nicola Rodgers, communications officer at SafeLives on 0117 317 8750 or email nicola.rodgers@safelives.org.uk.

Find out more about A link in the chain: The role of friends and family in tackling domestic abuse on the Citizen's Advice website.

About SafeLives

We are SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. We’re here for one simple reason: to make sure all families are safe.

Our experts find out what works to stop domestic abuse. Then we do everything we can to make sure families everywhere benefit. It works: after getting the right help, over 60% of victims tell us that the abuse stops.