This is Louise’s story. Louise* (*not her real name) finds herself in a position many find themselves in, having to live with an ex-partner until
In this series we are using the brave stories of domestic abuse survivors to bring hope to others currently facing abuse. Their stories are sadly not unique, the victims share them willingly to help others get the support they did.
The National Centre for Domestic Violence has a team of dedicated specialist trainers located around the country. Our trainers provide free of charge, bespoke in-house training to the police and support agencies. All our trainers have hands on experience of supporting victims of domestic abuse and violence, in fact some of the trainers are retired police officers, who specialised in this area. As police officers, some of our trainers witnessed some deeply upsetting and heart-breaking cases, we asked them to reflect and share some of the experiences which impacted them most. Understandably some of the trainers have asked to remain anonymous also names have been changed to protect the victims in these cases.
Mick is one of our trainers, his experience relates directly to his NCDV colleague. Paula is a fellow trainer and in charge of compiling these
“For me working for NCDV is a vocation rather than a job. I feel privileged to work for NCDV, an organisation that provides a free