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Women Affected by Domestic Violence or Abuse and Someone Else’s Substance Use

This consultation was carried out as the first stage of a project funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s ‘Tampon Tax’, enabling Adfam to build on earlier work addressing the dual issues of substance use and domestic violence and abuse. Previous work in collaboration with AVA had highlighted the issue of Child to Parent Abuse, and the challenges in identifying such abuse and supporting those affected. Informal feedback from practitioners at Adfam’s regional network meetings continued to raise issues of domestic violence and abuse within the context of substance-using families, the impact on women, and the need for further work to understand these challenges and amplify the voice of those affected.