An estimated 1.9 million adults experienced domestic abuse between 2016 and 2017; of which 1.2 million were female. However, there’s a huge under reporting of domestic abuse, meaning that victims of domestic abuse most don’t come forward. Survivors Justice argue that 79% of victims who suffer domestic abuse by their partners do not report the matter to the police. Women’s Aid suggest that only 20% of women who are seeking support for domestic abuse from community based organisations have or are taking criminal proceedings against their partners; that means 80% aren’t. Under reporting is due to a number of reasons, psychological barriers, cultural concerns and even religious fears. But one thing is clear, the longer an individual remains in an abusive relationship greater is the risk they expose themselves to.
On average two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week in England and Wales. The police services across England and Wales receive, on average, 100 calls per hour relating to domestic abuse. In 2016 there was an increase of 86,764 recorded domestic abuse across England and Wales. The West Midlands Police recorded an increase of almost 3,000 cases; that’s an average increase of 8 victims per day.
As-Suffa Outreach provide survivors of Domestic Abuse the help and support they need to rebuild their lives. We offer 6 months of counselling, free of charge, for anyone who registers for our services. Our counsellors are trained professionals who understand the faith and cultural sensitivities that our survivors come from. It takes courage to reach out for help so we aim to provide our survivors with the best support they can get to get to rebuild their lives.
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