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If you work with survivors we have a wealth of information, training, and support available. Learn more

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Become a member

Women’s Aid has three categories of membership so any organisation or individual can join us. All of our members are integral to our work, and your support enables us to use our expertise, knowledge and influence to raise the status of women to a level where violence against them is no longer legitimised or tolerated.

Become a member
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Dedicated service for professionals

Women’s Aid are piloting a dedicated service for professionals who are currently working with survivors of domestic abuse, seeking refuge accommodation and support.

If you’re a professional working within the domestic abuse sector, please click below.

Dedicated service for professionals

National Quality Standards

The Standards support dedicated specialist domestic abuse services by providing a set of criteria against which they can evidence their quality. Organisations applying for the quality mark must prove themselves against criteria that promote positive survivor outcomes.

National Quality Standards

Domestic Abuse Directory

If want to find help in your area, donate goods to a local service, or start volunteering, our online Domestic Abuse Directory is the best place to start.

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The Survivor’s Handbook

The Survivor’s Handbook provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.

The Survivor's Handbook
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Online information directories

Our unique package of online domestic violence directory resources (including Routes to Support and The UK Gold Book online) is designed to help women and children escaping domestic abuse find the best possible service for their needs.   

Online directories
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Training & Qualifications

Whether you work with survivors, deliver a service, or are an employer wanting to support your staff, our unrivalled expertise will equip you with the tools to understand and respond effectively to domestic abuse.

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Rail to Refuge

Free train travel for those fleeing domestic abuse.

Rail to Refuge is a joint initiative between rail companies and Women’s Aid in which train operators cover the cost of train tickets for women, men and children escaping domestic abuse travelling to refuge accommodation.

Rail to Refuge
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On Track – the Women’s Aid outcome measurement system

The On Track programme at Women’s Aid supports member services to collect better evidence of the difference their work makes, in order to demonstrate their value and improve the support they offer to survivors and children.

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Working with Commissioners

Through the Sustainability Partnership, Women’s Aid and Imkaan have created a free guide, designed to support public sector staff responsible for commissioning services for women and children experiencing and fleeing domestic violence.

Unequal, trapped and controlled: women’s experiences of financial abuse and the potential implications for Universal Credit

Research and publications

Throughout the year we conduct research projects, support research in universities and publish data on key issues to ensure that we are leading the way in evidence and data on domestic abuse.

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Consultation responses

We respond to Government Consultations on issues relevant to domestic abuse services and survivors to ensure their voices are heard throughout the policy making process.

Consultation responses
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Annual Survey

Provides invaluable insight into the key issues and challenges faced by domestic abuse services and the thousands of women and children they support.

Annual Survey

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