Shadow Justice Minister drops in on Swindon's domestic abuse champion Frank Mullane (From This Is Wiltshire)
Shadow Justice Minister drops in on Swindon's domestic abuse champion Frank Mullane
10:13am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in Latest News
THE director of charity Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse was shadowed by a shadow minister.
Shadow Justice Minister Rob Flello was in Swindon to see the work of staunch anti-domestic violence campaigner Frank Mullane, who lost his sister Julia Pemberton and her son Will to domestic abuse.
Mr Flello spent the day with Mr Mullane, who introduced him to families that had travelled from across the country to receive support from AAFDA, as well as meeting some of the charity’s workers and volunteers.
The visit included meetings with representatives from Swindon Council, the national charities Against Violence and Abuse, Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse and Women’s Aid, police and a leading criminologist.
Mr Mullane, who is a member of the Home Office quality assurance panel for Domestic Homicide Review, said: “This was worthwhile as it was important to ensure that senior politicians grasped the entire range of needs of persons left behind after fatal domestic abuse.
“Apparently, a new victims’ commissioner, replacing Louise Casey, will soon be announced, so it is timely to keep the issues of those suffering crime right on the agenda.”
AAFDA provides listening, peer support, information, guidance, advice and advocacy to families after fatal domestic abuse. For more information visit www.aafda.org.uk.