In this blog post, DA Alliance co-founder Razi Hassan talks about something that is not spoken about enough – preventing violence against women. In the UK, and around the world, women and girls are unable to live the lives they want to lead because of violence and the fear of violence and harassment. Most violence

The Domestic Abuse (DA) Alliance has been crowned Best New Business in the Chamber of Conscience SME Hertfordshire Business Awards 2022. Co-founders Razi Hassan and Sahiel Shoeb attended the awards ceremony which took place (on Thursday 29 September) at the Langley Rooms, Watford. They were joined by DA Alliance ambassador and actor Lorraine Stanley. Commenting

Clear Path UK Award Finalist

DA Alliance Head of Communications, Rosie Watson, has been shortlisted for a Clear Path UK Diamond Heart Award. One of the people who nominated Rosie said: [She] works so unbelievably hard for the Domestic Abuse Alliance taking on multiple roles and always ensuring that her advocacy, warmth and compassion are at the forefront of everything

The DA Alliance has been invited to speak about the impact of our WEPROTECT instant victim referral service at Clear Path UK Conference 2022. This national conference bringing together practitioners, policy makers and survivors to lift the lid on the root causes of abuse in our communities, highlight the biggest obstacles to healing, support and

The DA Alliance has been announced as a finalist in two categories – Service Excellence and Best New Business – in the Chamber of Conscience SME Hertfordshire Business Awards. Now in their fourth year these prestigious awards raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs locally. Rosie Watson, Head of External Communications for the Domestic

Maysa Hasan is a Domestic Abuse Legal Advisor. Here she shares more about what her work entails and the support she provides to people experiencing abuse who are referred to our service. “My role at the DA Alliance is to manage our team of call handlers and caseworkers and ensure they are providing the best

Domestic abuse child Joey

A registered social worker has published the first instalment in a series of child-friendly books ‘It’s ok to talk’, dedicated to capturing the voice of the child in matters of child protection and public health issues. In the first book, Joey is a young boy who lives at home with his mother and her boyfriend.

In 2021 we co-created Sharon’s Policy – a domestic abuse policy for SMEs informed by business woman Sharon Livermore’s lived-experience of abuse. It aims to help employers to take action on domestic abuse; to spot the signs, encourage disclosures, and to support employees who may be experiencing it. Sharon’s Policy has recently been updated, and

The Domestic Abuse (DA) Alliance has been presented with a Mayor’s Pride Award 2022 held to celebrate extraordinary people and outstanding organisations that make a positive contribution to the local community. On White Ribbon Day 2021 we projected a series of unfinished portraits onto St Albans Clock Tower to commemorate the women whose lives were cut

The Domestic Abuse Alliance is pleased to have supported the research team at Liverpool University, which has completed an 18-month UKRI funded project investigating police and criminal justice responses to domestic abuse during the COVID pandemic. This project was designed to investigate how the police responded to the anticipated rise in domestic abuse during the

Rising Above Shadows Of Abuse, hosted and produced by Grace Ovba, is a podcast series which covers the topical issue of abuse, which is prevalent in our society and culture. It highlights the impact of abuse on people’s lives and provides practical advice to help those suffering abuse to cope and recover. In this episode

Call handler and caseworker James provides an insight into his role at the DA Alliance. “My day usually starts with making calls to anyone that has been referred to our service overnight. I help guide people through their legal options and, where required, begin the process of preparing an application for a protection order. This