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These dashboards use data from the Women’s Aid Annual Surveys from 2017 to 2019.

  • Information on the numbers of referrals received by refuge and community based services during each year, including the numbers of women and children supported (based on responses received in each annual survey) along with the types of challenge services faced.
  • Estimates are based on responses to the annual survey and the total numbers of services listed on Routes to Support.
  • For more information on On Track follow this link.

For more information on the numbers shown here see Survival and Beyond: The Domestic Abuse Report 2018  and The Domestic Abuse Report 2019: The Annual Audit

The tables show a break down for each year, though we would advise caution when making comparisons between findings from different annual surveys. Although differences in findings may suggest year-on-year change, because of differences in sample composition each year these would require further investigation.

These two tabs section show:

  1. the estimated number of referrals received, declined and accepted for all refuge services in England each year
  2. the estimated numbers of women and children placed in all refuge services in England each year

Estimates are calculated by:
a. Refuge referrals received, declined and accepted: ratio of women housed or turned away to refuge space for services responding to the Annual Survey applied to non-responding services on Routes to Support for the same region.
b. Numbers of children: average number of children per woman accessing services from On Track applied to estimated number of women accepted by refuge services.

These two tabs show:

  1. the estimated number of referrals received, declined and accepted for all CBS services in England each year
  2. the estimated numbers of women and children placed in all CBS services in England each year

Estimates are calculated by:
a. CBS referrals received, declined and accepted: ratio of women supported or turned away to individual service type (e.g. outreach, IDVA, floating support) for responding services applied to non-responding services on Routes to Support for the same region.
b. Numbers of children: average number of children per woman accessing services from On Track applied to estimated number of women accepted by CBS services.

Each year in the Annual Survey we ask services to tell us the biggest challenge they faced during the previous year. We are then able to look at the themes raised to see what issues present challenges to services, the table here show the percentage of respondents identifying each theme.

The tables show a break down for each year, though we would advise caution when making comparisons between findings from different annual surveys. Although differences in findings may suggest year-on-year change, because of differences in sample composition each year these would require further investigation.

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