Domestic Violence and Abuse
EIF’s economic work estimates the annual cost of late intervention across a range of services and agencies.
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Following on from our November roundtable event, NPC's Anne Kazimirski shares her thoughts on the domestic violence sector and evaluation.
The damaging impact that witnessing or experiencing domestic violence and abuse can have on children can cast a long shadow over their adult lives. The cyclical nature of the problem can mean that the fear, pain and suffering it causes are transmitted from generation to generation.
Domestic violence and abuse is not an issue confined to a small section of the population – it is highly prevalent. A recent study highlighted that 30% of women report have experienced domestic abuse at least once since the age of 16, and our own research revealed that 25% of young people witness domestic violence and abuse before they are 18.
Domestic violence and abuse not only comes with an immense societal cost but a significant economic one. It is estimated that the annual fiscal cost of domestic violence and abuse stands at over £5.7bn.
Early intervention is crucial for the prevention of domestic violence and abuse and the protection of vulnerable children, young people and families from its long-term effects.
Roundtable event: Evidence for the prevention of domestic violence and abuse
This November, in partnership with New Philanthropy Capital and the NSPCC, EIF hosted a roundtable event bringing together expert academics, practitioners and policymakers to share the latest evidence and debate implications for both local and national policy and practice. Click here to read more about the event and access the agenda and slide pack.
In March 2013, EIF published a report that detailed the prevalence, impact and cost: ‘Early Intervention in Domestic Violence and Abuse’. The report also explored various different approaches to tackling the problem and practical and systemic barriers to identifying and supporting those at risk. Click here to access the report.