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Undermined, ignored and shamed: the invisible victims of domestic abuse and the role of the family justice system

Date:17 DEC 2023
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Christina Warner, 33 Bedford Row

Approximately, 16 million people in the UK have a disability, representing 24% of the total population. According to the Office of National Statistics, disabled victims are twice as likely to become victims than their able-bodied counterparts; with one in seven reporting abuse in contrast to 1 in 20 non-disabled people. Christina Warner looks at the targeted forms of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence against disabled victims, the family courts’ approach and how the issue can be tackled on a boarder scale.

The full article has published in the December issue of Family Law



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