If you have lost a member of your family through domestic violence, we are here to support you in any way we can.
Some of the ways that we can help include:
- Listening to your story. Our caseworkers have also lost family to domestic homicide or are experts on domestic abuse. Sharing your story with someone who has a good idea of what the victim was going through and what you as a family are experiencing can be helpful.
- Providing information, support, guidance, advice (including some free legal advice) and advocacy on Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Reviews, Inquests, Independent Office of Police Conduct inquiries and other Inquiries, on meetings with agencies such as Health, Police and Local Authorities, as well as sometimes with employers and local authorities.
- Giving you practical help on a wide range of issues that you may be facing – including help with letter writing or advocating with employers and local authorities on your behalf.
- Supporting you to document and summarise your story to make it as influential as possible. This can help to raise awareness of domestic abuse, prevent further instances of it and assist in the training of police officers and other professionals.
When we don’t have the expertise to support you on a specific matter, we will strive to put you in touch with someone that can help. We are connected to an extensive network of professionals who can provide advice and sometimes assistance on a whole range of matters.
If you think we can be of any help, please get in touch.