Useful websites


Women's Aid Federation England (WAFE) is a membership organisation representing refuges and other domestic abuse service providers. Visit its website  for campaigns, research on domestic abuse, support for survivors and training & accreditation for services.

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) is a second tier organisation focusing predominatly on domestic abuse. Its website has lots of resources - AVA has particular expertise on work with children and young people and on multiple disadvantage (where domestic abuse overlaps with mental health and/or drug and alcohol use.

Imkaan provides a collective voice for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) violence against women and girls sector. Its website includes research and publications alongside opportunities for training and support.

Safer Lives works with both voluntary and statutory agencies on domestic abuse. Its website includes information about training (particularly for IDVAs and MARACs) and consultancy alongside data management tools and other resources.

Paladin - National Stalking Advocacy Service provides specialist training and guidance for professionals, alongside advocacy for high risk victims of stalking. See their website for details.

Agenda - the Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk commissions research and campaigns for change for all women and girls at risk. It's website includes a growing body of research on these topics.

Alexi Project shares learning from hub and spoke specialist services working on Child Sexual Expolitation. Findings from the evaluation of an England-wide programme of work are on this website.

Ben Hoare Bell This North East firm of solicitors produces a newsletter with regular updates on legal issues relating to violence against women and girls.