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Policy and influencing

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.

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

We combine research and data, with the voices of survivors, to influence local and national policy, transforming the response to domestic abuse.

In this section of our website you can find our research and policy library, housing all of our publications and datasets.

You can also find our responses to government consultations, as well as specific policy sections on children and young people, men and boys and health.

Read more about our research and policy work

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Research library

In this library you will find our latest research, publications and policy analyses.
Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Domestic Abuse Act

Find out more about the four-year journey to ensure this milestone legislation was a true leap forward for domestic abuse survivors and frontline services.

SafeLives Manifesto 2024

Our 2024 manifesto lays out six priorities for the next Government which would transform the response to domestic abuse and make families across the country safer, sooner.
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Children and young people

Find out more about Safe Young Lives our programme of work across the UK to reduce the risk experienced by young people and to improve the care pathways they can access.
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Research and resources for healthcare professionals to improve the response to supporting victims of domestic abuse.
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Men and boys

Research on young men and boys’ experiences of abuse, views on masculinity and understanding of healthy relationships.

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