Domestic Abuse Commissioner news: Early findings show a huge discrepancy of services across England and Wales

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.

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