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April 18, 2019

Domestic Abuse: App to track incidents.

Saw this article today when searching for my domestic abuse articles and think this is a great idea and one which women would welcome and use.  In my experience,  it is difficult for women to re live their experiences of abuse when reporting it to the police or trying to get an injunction, for example.  With this app they could record the incidents as they happen for the purposes of future disclosure and reporting.

When you are living with domestic abuse, it is very easy to ‘switch off’ and minimise the abuse.  This is perfectly natural and does not mean that, that woman is not being protective towards her children o is dismissing the abuse.  It is simply a coping mechanism as if women carried these thoughts and memories actively in our minds all the time, they would not be able to cope!  Having an app like this could be used at the very minimum for women to ‘store’ the information of past abuse and draw upon this information to remind them of what they have been through – in preparation of leaving an abusive relationship, and to measure how far they have come once they have left the relationship.

Hope we get this in the UK soon………..

You can also read this article on my ‘Online Articles’ page.

  • I first met Sharon back in 2000 when I went into a refuge she worked in after fleeing a violent relationship. I had two babies and virtually just a bag of clothes and a few toys with us. She helped me with appointments with the police, solicitors and..

    A survivor of domestic abuse.
  • I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Sharon when she was the Advocacy Manager at Woman’s Trust and I was working for Westminster City Council. During this time Sharon developed and managed the Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service..

    Ainslie O’Connor – Principal Advisor for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet – Adelaide, Australia.
  • Thank you so much for all the support you have given me. You really have been amazing, and to be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with Child Protection without you. The amount of strength you have given me is totally priceless, even with..

    A survivor of domestic abuse.
  • I knew Sharon as a work colleague over ten years ago. At the time, she was supporting vulnerable people, some of them were homeless due to domestic abuse and substance misuse. For me, assisting such people was what anyone in her role would be expect..

    Ted Chanza, Head of Market Operations, Airtel Malawi Ltd, Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa.
  • I have known Sharon for 6 years and have had the pleasure of working alongside her when I chaired the Westminster MARAC. Sharon is a committed, empathetic supporter of women who are or have experienced domestic abuse. She regularly goes the extra m..

    Former Chair of The Westminster MARAC.
  • I was fortunate to have had Sharon as my support worker after 17 years of domestic violence and 4 children that had witnessed and gone through it with me. I was finally strong enough to stand up and protect myself and my children. Without Sharon’s ..

    A survivor of domestic violence.
  • Without the support and constant reassurance of Sharon, I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am forever grateful to her. She is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, having her on my side when dealing with someone as persistent..

    Anonymous survivor of Domestic Abuse.
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