Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)
Since its inception in 2008, AAFDA has provided specialist and expert advocacy to families bereaved by domestic homicide, or suicide after domestic abuse. Our unique service supports families through Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), Inquests, Mental Health Reviews and other inquiries. We also provide valuable peer support by offering residential events and (in more recent ‘COVID19’ times) video conference calls where families can meet and talk with others who have experienced similar loss.
During the COVID19 Pandemic the UK has seen the rate of domestic homicides more than double, and as a result our service is in demand more than ever, as families turn to us for crucial support.
AAFDA are the centre of excellence for reviews after fatal domestic abuse, including Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), a statutory review that must take place following a domestic homicide. We also provide CPD accredited training for DHR Chairs and Panel Members and we are a point of contact for any professional undertaking a DHR.
For more information about AAFDA visit us on www.aafda.org.uk , and on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AAFDAAdvocacyAfterFatalDomesticAbuse or join us on Twitter at @aafda6
Because the families we support have told us that the COVID19 restrictions have increased their isolation and trauma, we are fundraising to provide the on-line peer support sessions mentioned above. You can help us by making a donation here: www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/aafda .
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