South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services
Our story starts way back, back in 1998.
SLDAS was founded in 1998 to support women in the Speke and Garston areas of Liverpool and was originally called Speke Garston Domestic Violence Project.
As requests for support increased and the organisation began to work across South and South Central Liverpool, it was decided to change the name to South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services.
The organisation consists of six trustees who provide strategic leadership and support to three staff and up to ten local women who offer their time as volunteer support workers, counsellors and daily office support. Our volunteers are vital to the daily running of the organisation.
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, emotional / psychological, or financial abuse that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship.
Domestic abuse forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour.
This can include forced marriage and so-called ‘honour crimes’.
Domestic abuse is most commonly experienced by women and perpetrated by men.
Any woman can experience domestic abuse regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle.
Domestic violence can also take place in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender relationships, and can involve other family members, including children.
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