Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse and change resistant drinkers: preventing and reducing the harm

AVA and Alcohol Concern have released joint guidence and research on Domestic abuse and change resistant drinkers: preventing and reducing the harm. The guidance is based on lessons learnt from a review of Domestic Homicide Reviews where alcohol was involved. It highlights how domestic violence should be better understood and explored as a reason why individuals may not engage with alcohol treatment. The guidance has been written for all services supporting people affected by alcohol and domestic abuse and aims to:

Northumbria Police Domestic Homicide Problem Profile November 2015

Northumbria Police has agreed to share this redacted version of its problem profile looking at 24 domestic homicides in a 54 month period. The profile identifies 15 female and 9 male victims, the majority (36%) of whom were aged 41-50, with a further 27% aged 65 or over. Of the 21 male and 5 female suspects, 16 were partners or spouses, three were identofied as ex-partners and four were the children of the victim. Financial problems were identified as a significant pre-cursor.

SOS: Save refuges, save lives

This report provides the most up to date evidence and information on the provision of specialist domestic violence refuge services in England in 2014. It collates data from the Women’s Aid Annual Survey, UKrefugesonline (UKROL1) and other published sources to highlight the impact of funding cuts and poor local commissioning on specialist domestic violence refuge services and the women and children who need them.

Disability and domestic abuse: Risks, impacts and responses

Published at the end of 2015, this document improves understanding of the complexities of disabled people’s experiences of domestic abuse and promotes consideration of these complexities within the public health system. It also supports local and national action, and provides guidance to improve response across:

  • local authorities
  • health and social care services
  • clinical commissioners
  • domestic abuse services
  • disability services
  • police and crime commissioners
  • the wider public health system


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