Domestic abuse affects one in four women in their lifetime, that’s 6–10% of women in any one year. Shockingly, the risk is intensified during pregnancy and nearly doubled when children are in the household.
What Is Domestic Abuse? Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour by one individual to maintain power and control over another. The behaviour can take many forms, is rarely a one-off event, and although most victims are women it also happens to men and occurs in same-sex relationships. It can also have a huge effect on any children within the family.
What We Do Family Action supports individuals who are currently, or who have in the past, experienced domestic abuse. We work with adults, children, schools and other agencies. We deliver a range of services, providing practical and emotional support, which will:
Services We Deliver1. Advice and signposting services.
2. Group work, which may be structured groups over a number of weeks, or an ongoing drop-in support group. Examples of these are:
3. Individual support to adults, children, and the family as a whole, provided in the home or in a community setting.
4. As with much of Family Action’s work, we provide practical support with housing, benefits and liaison with schools and other agencies.
5. Working in schools to raise awareness of domestic abuse, share skills and work in partnership with other professionals and ensure integrated working for the team around the child.
Read more about domestic abuse in the Why Families Matter section.
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