Domestic violence services
In 2019-20 we offered support to 40,423 survivors of domestic violence.
Walking away is not an easy option for many victims of domestic abuse or violence, and instead they struggle to live their lives in the face of persistent danger. As well as suffering direct hurt and abuse, there are other effects on victims:
- Some will stop working or are not allowed to go out to work by their abuser, or are prevented from seeing friends, family or the wider community.
- The children of victims frequently miss school and experience violence themselves or witness it at home.
- Well-supported victims are usually more willing to seek help earlier, making it easier to stop the violence escalating.