Idvas in maternity units

How independent domestic violence advisors (Idvas) work with hospitals to support women experiencing domestic abuse during pregnancy.

As lockdown lifts

New data reveals rising demand for domestic abuse services during lockdown with 61% of survivors unable to seek help. Government urged to fund vital services.

16 Days of Activism – Chief Inspector Sharon Baker’s Story

Sharon Baker is a Chief Inspector who has spoken out powerfully about her own experience of domestic abuse whilst a police officer, explaining that her body armour and rank, which normally offer an element of ‘strength’, did nothing to protect her from controlling and coercive behaviour.

Young people, domestic abuse and mental health

One in five children have been exposed to domestic abuse. SafeLives estimates that around 130,000 children in the UK live in households with high-risk domestic abuse; that is, where there is a significant risk of harm or death

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