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Watch a short film made with families "Working with Families in Domestic Homicide Reviews"

“The Home Office welcomes this excellent film ... and supports this approach...” Read full Home Office endorsement here.

Watch a short film "Our approach to Domestic Homicide Reviews"

AAFDA — a Centre of Excellence for Reviews into Domestic Homicides and for Specialist Peer Support

We help families get victims’ voices heard.

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) was founded by Frank Mullane in memory of his sister Julia Pemberton and her son Will who were both killed by her partner.

We specialise in guiding families through Inquiries including Domestic Homicide Reviews and Mental Health Reviews, and we assist with and represent on Inquests, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) inquiries and other reviews.


We’ve been nominated for a Charity Film Award. Please consider voting for us if you think the film merits it.

Two incredibly powerful family speeches, Kevin Blunnie & Sally Tyler – AAFDA conference Jan 2016.

Useful Police guide (May 2014) on sharing information when reviews and criminal proceedings coincide

Help for

comforting hands

Using our personal experience and professional expertise, we support families who have lost a loved one through domestic abuse.

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Support for professionals

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We offer training, information and advice to professionals involved in cases of fatal domestic abuse.

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