national and local statistics

national and local statistics

in the UK

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse
  • 1 in 7 men will experience domestic abuse
  • 1 in 5 children will be affected by some form of abuse
  • A woman will be assaulted an average of 35 times before seeking help.
  • It’s estimated that a woman will leave an abuser up to 8 times before leaving for good.
  • 2 women are killed each week from domestic abuse
  • 1 man is killed every three weeks from domestic abuse
  • Research showed that 155 women and 103 children were turned away from refuges in England on a single day in 2013
  • 1 in 20 children witness domestic abuse between parents
  • It’s been proven that exposure to domestic abuse before the age of 4 years can affect their brain development and long-term life chances

who we helped

  • Our Advocacy and Outreach Services supported 1033 clients
  • Our Children’s Services reached out to 185 children and young people through one to one work, 3374 children and young people through the healthy relationships workshop and ran 126 group work programmes.
  • Our Refuge Services have supported 28 women and 8 men including 37 children.
  • Our Mental Health Service has completed 33 assessments, provided therapy to 22 clients and consulted on 421 clients through clinical supervision (individual and group).
  • We’ve supported 76 women through our Freedom Programme.
  • 2018 Community Awareness talks have taken place.
  • We’ve trained 775 professionals about domestic abuse.
  • Our Helpline has received on average 6 crisis calls a day and 73 calls into service departments.