Reports

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner shines a spotlight on the issues that affect all survivors and victims of domestic abuse. Please stay up-to-date with our latest news, media statements and blog posts. If you work in the media and would like to get in touch, please contact us at press@domesticabusecommissioner.independent.gov.uk

Domestic Homicide Oversight Mechanism: HALT study briefings

December 2023

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner commissioned researchers at the HALT study at Manchester Metropolitan University to conduct analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews in relation to the following themes: criminal justice, health services, children’s services, and adult social care.

Criminal Justice
Read the briefing paper here.
Read the summary of findings report here.

Physical and Mental Health Services
Read the briefing paper here.
Read the summary of findings report here.

Children’s Services
Read the briefing paper here.
Read the summary of findings report here.

Adult Social Care
Read the briefing paper here.
Read the summary of findings report here.

Safety Before Status: How to ensure the Victims and Prisoner Bill meets the needs of all victims

November 2023

Please read the full briefing here.

The Family Court and domestic abuse: achieving cultural change

July 2023

Full report
Please note that this report has been updated in October 2023 in relation to the position of Cafcass and Cafcass Cymru on page 28.

Executive summary

Methodology report

Data tables

Safety Before Status: The Solutions

December 2022

Please read the second report by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner which focuses on finding solutions to help migrant survivors of abuse. Full report and Executive summary

Improving the family courts response to domestic abuse

November 2021

Please read the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s report about proposals for an oversight mechanism for the family court

CAPVA Rapid Literature Review: Executive summary

November 2021

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner has been working with Respect and leading experts on a rapid literature review to look at this issue of child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse.

Full report.

LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Service Provision Mapping Study

November 2021

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner launched a new report produced by the charity Galop which shows the need for more specialist support for LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse. Please find the report here.

Safety Before Status: Improving pathways to support for migrant victims of domestic abuse

October 2021

Read the Commissioner’s new report which examines the barriers and pathways to support and protection for victims and survivors of domestic abuse with insecure immigration status. 

Full report

Understanding court support for domestic abuse victims

The Domestic Abuse Commissioner asked SafeLives to carry out a report to understand court support for domestic abuse victims. You can read the report here.

The Mapping of Local Authority, PCC and CCG Domestic Abuse Commissioner Leads

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) was appointed by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office to create a nationwide picture surrounding the commissioning of domestic abuse (DA) services, across every Local Authority in England, Police and Crime Commissioner’s office (PCC), and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in England. Please read the report here.