Eleven leading domestic abuse charities are calling for long-term, sustainable funding and adequate support for survivors of domestic abuse, off the back of data gathered during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Shadow Pandemic: Domestic Abuse Learning Partnership was set up with the support of The National Lottery Community Fund following initial conversations about what the sector needed in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The partnership is formed of 11 organisations: AAFDA, Chayn, Galop – LGBT, Anti-Violence Charity, Imkaan, Respect, Rights of Women, SafeLives, Social Finance, Standing Together, Surviving Economic Abuse and Women’s Aid Federation England.
The partnership's report, Shadow Pandemic – shining a light on domestic abuse during Covid launches today (03/11/2021), bringing together the voices of survivors and practitioners, relevant research from each organisation, and practical and policy expertise, to demonstrate how the response to domestic abuse needs to change in the long-term, after and as a result of Covid-19.
Access the report below.