Domestic abuse services
In 2019-20 we offered support to 40,423 survivors of domestic violence.
Leaving 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:
- Finding somewhere else to live
- Financial worries
- Concerns about children
- Leaving your friends and family
How Victim Support helps
We provide a robust, professional and consistent support service to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse, including specialist support for young victims, male victims and those experiencing domestic abuse within same-sex relationships.
We are the largest employer of domestic abuse support workers including Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) across England and Wales. We also work with other domestic abuse organisations and with the police.
All victims referred to Victim Support are assessed using the DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and ‘Honour-based’ Violence) risk assessment tool – endorsed by government as the ‘gold standard’ assessment tool.