Alison Inman, President, Chartered Institute of Housing
“We don’t know the true scale of domestic abuse because so much of it goes unreported. But a survey in 2016 revealed more than four million women reported having been a victim at some point since the age of 16. That means all of us are providing homes for victims.
Changes to law, though welcome, will only achieve so much while most domestic abuse remains unreported. We simply have to do more to help victims.
And that doesn’t just mean providing refuge for them when things have reached crisis point – though we could do more on this, too. It means helping people before, during and after their abuse.”
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