Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) is a unique organisation able to give peer and expert support after fatal domestic abuse. We do this by drawing on our personal and professional experience of major criminal justice processes like Domestic Homicide Reviews, Inquests, Mental Health Reviews and Independent Police Complaint Commission Inquiries.
We are a national charity providing help to families and professionals:
- Emotional, practical and specialist peer support to those left behind after domestic homicide.
- We are there to listen.
- When the time is right for the family, we offer expert assistance with the processes that the State is required to undertake, including Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Enquiries, Serious Case Reviews, Inquests and Independent Police Complaint Commission Inquiries.
- Along the way we offer practical help with many other difficulties families may encounter.
- Expert advice, knowledge and training to help professionals do their jobs as effectively as possible and to prevent domestic abuse. Our work on Domestic Homicide Reviews is particularly valuable for both families and professionals as we have very specialist knowledge not widely held elsewhere.
Our aims are:
- To help those left behind after fatal domestic abuse
- To increase community awareness of domestic violence and risk factors
- To help agencies improve their work on preventing domestic violence
- To improve the way these fatalities are reviewed.