Of course violence is not only male on female, however, I think you will agree the stats mentioned in this report are staggering, especially when you realise that more often that not children are also caught up in domestic violence and it blights and often ruins their childhoods and can also have major implications on their future relationships.
Some Centres and Organisations Now closed or closing thanks to the Tory cuts.
ADVA - Against Domestic Violence and Abuse – was set up in November 2002 to bring together the statutory and voluntary agencies within the county to tackle the problem of domestic violence. They help thousands of women and children every year escape violent and life-threatening situations.
Summergrove is a housing project for families recovering from substance misuse and often domestic violence. It is a safe haven for parents to rehabilitate and for their children to enjoy stability whilst staying together as a family unit. In effect, they are given the chance to rehabilitate together as a family unit. With this service closing families will miss out on the chance to stay together and more children could enter foster care, costing the local authority thousands of pounds and ripping families apart, thus creating more social problems in the future.
VICTIMS of domestic violence could be left without a vital support service after Devon County Council proposed to cut all of its funding.
Adva (Addressing domestic violence and abuse) could now face the axe if plans to withdraw £1million of its budget go ahead.
That's not a misprint: the council has indeed said it wants to withdraw the entire £1m it currently gives to the three charities which make up the county's much-lauded domestic violence and abuse network, putting all three at serious risk of closure, removing support for thousands of vulnerable women, and, as it happens, a few men too.
Domestic violence refuges in Essex are having to make cuts to their services due to a reduction in their funding.Five organisations which receive money from Essex County Council to provide services said they had seen reductions of up to 24% from the authority.
Safer Places - Harlow Face Funding Cuts - Safer Places, which runs refuges in Harlow, Southend and East Hertfordshire, is losing £186,000 from the council, a reduction of 24%.
Safer Places is an independent domestic abuse charity dedicated to supporting adults and children affected by domestic abuse.
These organisations provide vital services for vulnerable children and abused women. As well as the misery and distress they cause, such cuts will increase pressure on the NHS and other statutory services: they are truly a false economy.
From the figures published it shows that domestic violence projects have lost nearly £2.5 million, with 8 loosing 100% of their funding.
Communities Threatened By Police Cuts - Proposals that will see around 34,000 police jobs go between now and 2015 have been criticised for seemingly undermining the coalition government's claims to be supportive of a strong and effective police service. Critics have said that one inevitable consequence of the cuts will be a rise in crime. Not only a rise in crime but this alongside a catastrophic rise in domestic violence crimes any police shortage will heavily impinge on the help local police will be able to give victims of abuse in all communities.
Police Cuts - For example: Cheshire Police are losing 750 staff, one-third of whom are officers. Tory cuts will affect frontline policing in our communities.