Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth I Deuluoedd - Family Information Service

AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) - Family support services


What we do

We provide specialist and expert advocacy and we help families get victims’ voices heard. Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) was founded by Frank Mullane in memory of his sister. We specialise in guiding families through Inquiries including Domestic Homicide Reviews and Mental Health Reviews, and we assist with and represent on Inquests, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) inquiries and other reviews.

We:
- provide emotional and specialist practical support to families after fatal domestic abuse through listening, informing, guiding, advocating and enabling.
- help families understand, contribute to and influence Domestic Homicide Reviews, Inquests, Mental Health Reviews and other inquiries.
- improve the way these fatalities are reviewed by delivering specialist training to those undertaking homicide reviews and other inquiries.
- help agencies improve their work in preventing domestic abuse
- To increase community awareness of domestic abuse

Who do we support

Families and individuals who have lost a family member to homicide (especially, but not only, domestic homicide) or suicide or unexplained death after domestic abuse.

Professionals looking to learn more about helping families after homicide and how to conduct effective reviews.

Is there a charge to use this service?

No

Can anyone use this service?

Anyone can access the resource but referrals sometimes help.

Service details for this family support services

Language: Bilingual

  • Able to support children with disabilities No
  • Are staff DBS checked? Yes



 Address

 You can send post here:

Po Box 3636
Swindon
SN3 9BG



Contact methods

Social media

 Accessibility

 Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to noon. This is to contact us by telephone. Please email any time. We do not have premises at which we meet. Such meetings are held elsewhere.