The advice and opinions on this website will develop over time reflecting the ongoing debate on effectiveness of different approaches to reviews.
We help families get victims’ voices heard.
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.
I think knowing that there are other people that know how I feel, because they have had this happen, I don’t feel, it’s very lonely place. It does help to know that there are other people you are speaking to, and that the support that that has given me is incredible.
I think that is one of the nicest things about AAFDA because people have been there and been in that situation, and know how you feel, rather than people who just come in and have been trained.
And that makes a big help. It’s genuine people, that’s all I can say.
I must say without your help and assistance throughout all of this process I really don’t know where I would be. I consider myself quite a competent person being able to deal with a lot of stress and hardship, but I’ve been pushed beyond the limits of my abilities with all the added red tape and sheer uncooperative people.
Without your help a lot of people would just not manage.