Early finding of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s mapping work shows domestic abuse victims face massive gaps in accessing services, noting that it is a ‘postcode lottery’ across England and Wales.
Key finding include:
- Fewer than half of survivors were able to access the community-based support that they wanted, and only 28% said accessing help was easy or straightforward.
- Just 29% of survivors who wanted support for their children were able to access it.
- Only 7% of survivors who wanted their perpetrator to receive support to change their behaviour were able to get it.
- Organisations run ‘by and for’ minoritised communities were 5 times less likely to receive statutory funding than mainstream domestic abuse organisations.
- Almost half of all these specialist ‘by and for’ organisations that support minoritised victims are based in London and the South- East of England.