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Official data has revealed that teenage girls and single parents are among the most likely victims of domestic abuse.

Statistics have found that 7.6% of 16-19 year old girls had been the victim of abuse by a partner or ex-partner in the last 12 months, with 7.4% of 20-24 year olds also experiencing domestic abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

Data has also revealed that 20.4% of women who live in single-adult households with children were the most likely to have experienced partner abuse in the previous 12 months, compared to 4.9% of those living in households with other adults and children. That's four times as likely to have suffered abuse.

Unfortunately, many victims of domestic abuse are repeatedly not believed or are even blamed for the abuse they are subjected to, and as a result many victims do not come forward and the perpetrators of the abuse continue to affect the lives of many. There is a commitment under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls across the globe. One of the targets of this goal is to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

At Ramsdens, we often work with clients who have suffered at the hands of an abusive ex-partner.

Our specialist Solicitors provide legal advice in a sensitive and an approachable way, as we understand that taking legal advice can be a big step and takes a great deal of courage, however we are here to help you every step of the way.

Call our Family team on 08000 147720 to book a free consultation appointment at any of our offices. We will always accommodate urgent appointments on the same day where necessary.