We are Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) and we are a Centre of Excellence for reviews after domestic homicide. We provide specialist and expert advocacy and specialist peer support to families and friends bereaved by domestic homicide, domestic abuse related suicides and unexplained deaths. We work on behalf of families and friends to ensure their loved one's voice is heard.
We also offer training, information, guidance and advice to professionals involved in cases of fatal domestic abuse.
We are independent, a registered charity and we work nationally.
How we work
We provide emotional, practical, expert and specialist peer support to families and professionals following fatal domestic abuse:
- We are here to listen
- When the time is right for the family, we offer assistance with statutory inquiries, including Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Inquests and Independent Office of Police Complaints Inquiries.
- Along the way we offer practical help with many other difficulties families may encounter.
For professionals we offer:
- Expert advice, knowledge and training to help you do your job 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
We are AAFDA
This film contains messages from our CEO, Frank Mullane MBE, one of our Trustees; Liz Jones, and Professor Jane Monckton Smith. They explain the purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review and the role that AAFDA can play in the review.
- 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