This new report documents the key findings and learnings from our national health Pathfinder project - working to improve health responses to domestic abuse. The report provides details of our work with partners in 8 pilot sites in England, and the key achievements of the project.
As part of the national health project, Pathfinder, AVA lead on a series of survivor consultations, providing space for survivors to share their experiences of, and recommendations for, health services in England. This report presents the key findings from across the Pathfinder survivor consultations.
Breaking Down the Barriers: Findings of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage
Breaking Down The Barriers warns of devastating consequences for women and their families because they are not able to get the support they need. Time and again the signs of abuse are not picked up by professionals. Too often women are bounced around or even turned away from services. Mothers are particularly let down, with the fear of losing their children preventing them from accessing help.