Research and resources

Domestic abuse research and resources which HDAP considers useful for those working in this area

Adolescent to Parent Violence (APV)

Leaflet detailing interventions across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight

Adult Safeguarding

Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse: A guide to support practitioners and managers

Decision-making and mental capacity - NICE guideline, including recommendations about supporting decision-making and ensuring it is free from coercion.

Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse: A quick guide for social workers

Safeguarding Adults - 4LSAB Multi-Agency Policy, Process and Guidance - Covering the four Local Safeguarding Adults Boards of Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth

The Care Act 2014 and domestic abuse: Key features and practical significance

Children and Young People

Domestic abuse: learning from case reviews

Hampshire COVID-19 domestic abuse briefings for schools

Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse: A quick guide for social workers

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: domestic abuse

Improving services for children affected by domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse short films to reach out to children and young people living with domestic abuse during the COVID pandemic

Created locally in partnership between a young person who lived with domestic abuse , the Phoenix Theatre, YOU Trust & NE Hants DV Forum, these short films seek to deliver some key safety planning messages, information about support available and the importance of talking to someone in order to reduce isolation and feelings of helplessness for young people who may not be on the radar of their schools or other services. Free to access, download and use.

The series is called ‘This Family: Lizzy’s Story’ and is in three parts (password for all is ‘phoenix’):

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Coercive Control

Coercive control and the law: Rights of Women

Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment

The Cost of Covid-19: Impact and statistics

Economic Abuse

The charity Surviving Economic Abuse has published a range of useful guidance and support.


Report: A Cry for Health. Why we must invest in domestic abuse services in hospitals


Domestic Abuse Guidance for PRS landlords

Improving the move-on pathway for survivors in refuge services (Women's Aid & DAHA, 2020)

Justice, housing and domestic abuse, the experiences of homeowners and private renters (University of Bristol, 2019)

Safe at Home: The case for a response to domestic abuse by housing providers (SafeLives, 2018)

Mental Health

Guidance for multi-agency meetings: Mental Health. This report aims to highlight areas of improvement that can be made to support people affected by domestic abuse who are also experiencing mental health problems.

Female survivors of intimate partner violence and risk of depression, anxiety and serious mental illness - British Journal of Psychiatry (2019)

This report explores the relationship between IPV exposure and mental illness in a UK population.

Older people

Supporting Older Survivors

Perpetrators of abuse

Factsheets and self-help guides for perpetrators of domestic abuse

Silent 999 calls

What to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service, but can't speak

Make Yourself Heard - silent solutions poster for download and display


Cyber stalking guidance - July 2020 - Aurora New Dawn 

Technology and abuse

Tech vs Abuse. A report that looks at the ways in which technology can be a tool for an abuser, the areas where technology could help to support victims, and examples of helpful technology that already exists.

Quick guide to staying safe online

Refuge Tech Safety Website: Information and support on tech abuse

Workplace domestic abuse policies

Workplace policy toolkits and guidance for implementation: 

Domestic Abuse Films

Please be aware that these short films contain sensitive footage and will not be appropriate for every age group. Adult discretion is advised.

The following films are suitable for teenagers but adult discretion is advised. Please watch first before showing to a child or ask a trusted person to watch with you.