Domestic Violence

According to a research, 'domestic violence' currently claims the lives of around two women a week, and affects millions more people. Therefore, we are determined to prevent domestic violence happening or recurring, to protect and support its victims, and to bring offenders to justice. The 'domestic violence' is defined as: "Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality." Domestic Violence includes issues of concern to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities such as so called 'honour based violence', female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. (An adult is defined as any person aged 18 years or over. Family members are defined as mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, and grandparents, whether directly related, in laws or stepfamily).


Domestic violence occurs across society, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth, and geography. The figures show, however, that it consists mainly of violence by men against women. Children are also affected. Not only are many traumatised by what they witness, there is also a strong connection between domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse. Domestic violence is under-reported, but research shows that: Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent incidents.


One in four women and one in six men will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime with women at greater risk of repeat victimisation and serious injury. 89% of those suffering four or more incidents are women. One incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute. On average, two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. If you are or have been a victim of domestic violence or know someone who has been targeted with domestic violence we might be able to assist you.


Therefore, contact us now.

Telephone: 020 8558 6928