We will continue to advocate for specialist services for women in the women’s voluntary sector, which support most women who do not report.
Single sex services are lawful where there is a need to preserve decency or privacy, e.g. DV refugees, rape crisis centres
A third of local authorities do not have specialist support services for DV survivors and existing services are fragile. We are concerned about the future of DV services in Hackney given the recession and public sector cuts.