Women’s Aid are working together until women and children are safe. We are a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Change That Lasts is our plan for a future where all survivors get the right response to domestic abuse the very first time.
For many women, when they first disclose they are experiencing domestic abuse no one listens to them. No one consults them about how to stop the abuse, despite the fact that nobody knows the abuser better than they do.
Often women who disclose abuse are assessed by domestic abuse professionals for risk, and then divided into categories. Those at “standard” or “medium” risk are left to fend for themselves, or offered an hour of counselling a week with little support to escape their abuser.
Not surprisingly, many women struggle to escape the abuse permanently, build their independence, and get their lives back.
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