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The DV-ACT Centre for Vulnerability in Domestic Abuse

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despair rape victim waiting for help.jpg

Welcome to our central hub for information and guidance on working with vulnerable mothers.


DV-ACT experts pioneered the first specialist vulnerability assessments and programmes for mothers in the UK which developed from a need to improve the safety of children at risk from domestic abuse in the home. 

Here we have pulled together relevant research and information on how vulnerable women with complex problems can be supported, assessed and the safety of their children and themselves improved.

It is important that while we urge Mothers to make positive changes in order to protect their child/ren we also acknowledge that the responsibility for abuse should always be placed with the abuser and not with the victim. Wherever possible the perpetrator should be held accountable for their abuse and pressured towards changing their behaviour.

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