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27 March, 2014

WWA response to HMIC report on domestic abuse

Although much of it makes for stark and concerning reading, Welsh Women’s Aid welcomes today’s report released by HMIC ‘Everyone’s Business: Improving the Police Response to Domestic Abuse’.

For many years Welsh Women’s Aid have remained concerned by some Police responses to domestic abuse, which has often been treated as a second class crime. This situation has eroded victim confidence and led to very real issues of safety for women and children escaping abuse.

👇The reporting of violence against women is critical in documenting it & holding decision makers to account, as well as raising awareness of support for survivors- we work with journalists in Wales to ensure this is effective and tells the reality of women’s experiences of abuse twitter.com/willhaycardiff…

About 15 hours ago from WelshWomensAid's Twitter