Spotting the signs of domestic abuse

It is estimated that 5.5% of adults in England and Wales – which amounts to 2.3 million people between the ages of 16 and 74 — experienced domestic abuse in the 12 months leading up to March 2020. In the highest percentage of cases, this abuse was carried out by a partner or ex-partner, rather than a family member (ONS, 2020a).

Statistics also show that the number of domestic abuse-related offences recorded by police in England and Wales during the first lockdown (from March to June 2020) increased by 7% against the same period in 2019 and by 18% against the same period in 2018.

We take a look at the signs of domestic abuse and where to direct clients for appropriate support. Read the full article, including resources, here.

The article mentioned above was published in FHT’s membership magazine, International Therapist. To find out more about the many benefits of being an FHT member, visit fht.org.uk/join-us 

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