Domestic abuse is a largely hidden problem, but what we do know about incidence and prevalence suggests it is a widespread and very serious public health issue.
- 1.6 million (8.1%) of women and 757,000 men aged 16 to 59 years had experienced domestic abuse within the last year in England and Wales (Office for National Statistics 2020a)
- 788,700 children experienced domestic abuse in their homes in 2019/20, of these 90,100 are children under the age of 1, with a prevalence of 71.33 per 1000 0-1-year-olds (Children’s Commissioner (2020)
This revised training programme has been developed in collaboration with partners who bring a wealth of experience in the field of domestic abuse through their work, as well as some who have expertise through personal lived experience. The programme is designed to support the development of Champions for the subject area, providing cascade resources to underpin the onward delivery of an up-to-date awareness programme for their HV team colleagues.