In memory of Julia and Will Pemberton


With immediate effect AAFDA is only able to offer telephone/video calls until further notice.

We will not be offering face to face meetings of any kind.

We are, however, still accepting new referrals.  Should you need support or wish to refer on behalf of another please contact

 Conference 2020 – Postponed – New date TBC

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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 Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) inquiries and other reviews.

Help for

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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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