Domestic Violence and Military Families
- Funder: Forces in Mind Trust
- Principal Applicant: Dr Emma Williamson
- Co-researcher: Andrea Matolsci
- Research Centre: Centre for Gender and Violence Research
This research will investigate what criteria might constitute specialist Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) provision for military families, and what service providers, if any, already meet these criteria, in order to help improve signposting to the service providers best placed to meet the needs of UK military families suffering DVA.
The first stage of the project involves talking to people who currently provide, use and refer to specialist DVA services, in order to help build a picture of what specialist DVA support for UK military families might look like. The second stage involves sharing the findings with UK Refuges Online – a long-established, government-funded online resource used by the sector to identify DVA services. By linking to this resource, the project will leave a legacy of support as the military families specialism will be integrated within UK Refuges Online as a permanent category.