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Who we are

AAFDA has over a decade of experience advocating for families after the homicide, suicide or unexplained death of their family member or friend, following domestic abuse. AAFDA was established in 2008 by Frank Mullane in memory of his sister Julia Pemberton and her son Will, whose murders in 2003 resulted in the pilot Domestic Homicide Review being conducted. 

Domestic Homicide Reviews later became law in 2011.

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Who we help

We specialise in guiding families and friends through many types of statutory inquiry including Domestic Homicide Reviews and Independent Investigations (also known as Mental Health Reviews). We assist with and represent on Inquests and Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) inquiries among others.

Help for Families

Help for Families

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

Support for Professionals

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

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Grant Givers

Grant Givers

Grant funding enables us to provide advocacy and peer support to hundreds of families bereaved following fatal domestic abuse.


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Family & Friends Peer Support

On-Line Peer Support

If you are a family using our service or would like to use our service, join us at regular on-line peer support sessions.


Reviewing Domestic Abuse Related Suicides and Unexplained Deaths

Join AAFDA for a webinar session focused on reviewing domestic abuse related suicide and unexplained deaths.

Conference | Panel Discussion

Panel discussion ft. Prof. Neil Websdale, Dr. Jane Monckton Smith & Karen Ingala Smith


Our Impact

Over the past 12 years we have supported families after the death of a loved one following fatal domestic abuse.

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Can you support us?

Your donation can help support the vital work we do with families and friends following the death of a loved one after domestic abuse.

Our Amazing Funders

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Supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation