Women in intimate partner relationships are significantly the highest proportion of victims and male partners, ex partners or boyfriends the highest proportion of perpetrators, however abuse can also affect men and be perpetrated by women.
People who have experienced domestic abuse are more likely to have long term health problems, including mental health, depression and suicidal tendencies.
These are some the shocking statistics included in Southwark Council's Domestic Abuse Strategy 2015-2020. The Safeguarding Boards in Southwark have also identified this as one of their main priorites as it affects both adults and children.
This event is to hear from the community and voluntary organisations about the issues they see amongst their beneficiaries and how we might work together to address them.
At the event we will hear from Solace Women's Aid and Caroline Thawites from Southwark Council on recognising and reporting domestic abuse. There will also be an opportunity to have an open disucssion about concerns in the community and how we can work together.
To book a place please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-abuse-community-engagement-event-tickets-39509245216?ref=elink