AAFDA is a national organisation helping families emotionally and practically after homicide (especially domestic homicide). Our expert caseworkers have suffered either homicide in their families or serious domestic abuse. We specialise in guiding and advocating in Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Reviews, Serious Case Reviews, Inquests and other inquiries.

Our priority is to support families who have lost a relative through fatal domestic abuse.  In order to achieve this, we:

  • Listen to their story with understanding and compassion.
  • Create opportunities for their voice to be heard.
  • Help to create a plan of action that will enable the family to achieve realistic objectives when they are trying to come to terms with their loss.
  • Advocate in partnership with, and on behalf of, families when dealing with the various professional bodies and authorities involved after domestic homicide.
  • Help families understand, influence and contribute to many types of inquiry including Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Enquiries, Serious Case Reviews, Inquests* and Independent Police Complaint Commission Inquiries.
  • Inform families about the criminal justice system and the processes involved.
  • Some support for families in specialist processes such as mental health tribunals.
  • Provide information about the services available to them so they can get further support when needed.

If you have lost a member of your family through domestic abuse, we are here to help.

Contact us online or call 07768 386922



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* You can find out more about inquests and the Coroner's Court process in this useful Guide to Coroner Services for Bereaved People.