In 20010/11 we supported over 12,000 local victims of domestic abuse, thier children & infants.
- 98 women and children were given safe accommodation within our refuge houses.
- Our award winning Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service provided intensive support to medium to high risk victims of domestic abuse to help keep them safe and where appropriate, to support the victim to bring the perpetrator of the abuse to justice. The service supported 498 victims and their children.
- We received over 10,000 calls to our 24 hour ‘on-call’ emergency helpline.
- Our Male Service which supports high risk male victims of domestic abuse helped 68 high risk victims escape from abusive relationships.
- Our Specialist Children’s Service which helps young survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse overcome the abuse that they experienced, learn to be children again and to reach their full potential. This service supported 209 children and young people.
- 58 children and 62 mothers were supported by our Surestart partnership project.
- Our Outreach Service which helps victims to take the next steps back to independence. This includes help with confidence building, back-to-work training and accessing support services. The project helped 80 women last year.
- Our Schools Outreach Programme which teaches healthy and safe relationships within schools. (Because of the high incidence of Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage within our catchment area we also train teachers and school support staff to spot the early warning signs and to intervene safely). Last year 665 children and young people benefited directly from this work.
The impact of our work has been independently evaluated by professionals working within the field of domestic abuse. Please download a copy of the report which was finalised in March 2011.