As part of the national health project, Pathfinder, we have led on carrying out a series of survivor consultations. These consultations have sought to find out survivors' experiences of health services and systems in key sites across England and ensure that survivors voices are central to the development of health responses to violence and abuse.
The findings from phase 2 of this process are captured in the following report.
The Feasbility of Delivering a Trauma-specific Intervention to Women in a UK Substance Misuse Service
This briefing summarises the PhD study of Dr Karen Bailey, which evaluated the feasibility of delivering an international trauma-specific intervention (Seeking Safety) within a UK community based substance misuse service.
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.