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1 in 3 women aged between 16-59 will experience DA in their lifetime
Office for National Statistics (2019) Domestic abuse in England and Wales overview: November 2019

2 women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and wales
Office for National Statistics (2019) Homicide in England and Wales: year ending March 2018 (average taken over 10 years)

40% of homelessness is a result of domestic abuse
Shelter (2000), Homelessness: what’s gender got to do with it?

62% of children who are living in a home where there is domestic abuse have been subjected to direct harm

SafeLives (2015) Getting it right the first time

Approx 39,000 babies under the age of 1 live with domestic abuse
NSPCC (2011) Estimates of the number of infants (under the age of one year) living with substance misusing parents

Domestic violence gets worse during pregnancy: it is estimated that four to nine in every 100 pregnant women are abused during their pregnancy or soon after the birth

Angela Taft (2002)

1 in 2 young women have experienced controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship

Refuge and Avon’s ‘Define the Line’ study (2017)

What we do, the numbers

Last year our helpline, COMPASS, responded to over 5000 calls

Our Crisis Service supported 680 victims of domestic abuse

We welcomed 30 families into our refuge

We worked with 400 children and young people from Southend impacted by domestic abuse.

Last year, 340 people attended and worked through one of our structured programmes of recovery

We delivered Healthy Relationship workshops to 1390 young people in Southends Schools

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