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.
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
Using our personal experience and professional expertise, we support families who have lost a loved one through domestic abuse.
Support for Professionals
We offer training, information and advice to professionals involved in cases of fatal domestic abuse
Over the past 12 years we have supported families after the death of a loved one following fatal domestic abuse.
What People Say About Us
Myself and my family have been overwhelmed with the help and support AAFDA have provided since the tragic suicide of my sister Jenna after a short spell in a domestic violent relationship. They have gone above and beyond to cater for our needs and haven’t just made us feel like another number. AAFDA pride themselves in serving their clients to an exceptional standard and are constantly climbing to achieve the best service they possibly can.
Simply a HUGE thank you for helping me navigate this mire of grief from losing my precious daughter to domestic abuse.
You are an amazing service, kind caring and compassionate people meeting our needs. Adapted quickly to massive changes due to covid.
Keep up the good work you all do in AAFDA, what would we do without you all
“AAFDA are the only help that we have had and no one else has really understood, only you. We are grateful that we found AAFDA.”
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
Supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Supported by OPCC Norfolk
Supported by OPCC Dyfed-Powys
Supported by OPCC Humberside
Supported by OPCC South Wales
Supported by OPCC North Wales
Supported by OPCC Avon & Somerset
Supported by OPCC Surrey
Supported by OPCC Derbyshire
Supported by OPCC Kent
Supported by OPCC West Midlands
Supported by OPCC Thames Valley
Supported by OPCC West Yorkshire
Supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund