About Women’s Aid’s research and data
Women’s Aid collects data on the full range of domestic abuse services, the survivors that they support, and the role of communities and statutory agencies in tackling domestic abuse. We hold four key national data sets which give valuable evidence on the experiences of survivors at every stage of their journey from recognition to freedom and the services which support them.
Much of the information Women’s Aid collects comes from local domestic abuse services including both members and non-members of our federation. These services are provided by specialist dedicated providers, housing associations and other charities.
The Research Integrity Framework (RIF) for Domestic Violence and Abuse
On the 30th November 2020, the four Women’s Aid federations from Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland published a Research Integrity Framework (RIF) to show the quality of research on domestic abuse. Developed with and endorsed by academic researchers, this framework provides decision-makers with clarity on the merits of different types of evidence and research, and the principles of integrity relating to research on domestic abuse.