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Prevalence of domestic abuse among visually impaired revealed

Research found poor support for domestically abuse among visually impaired

Research has highlighted the need for better safeguarding and services to support vulnerable blind and partially sighted people experiencing domestic abuse.

The report, commissioned by The Vision Foundation, revealed the prevalence of domestic abuse among blind and partially sighted people in what is described as ‘the first ever research into the scale and nature of domestic abuse’ among the sight loss community.

Researchers at SafeLives conducted interviews with 78 UK victims/survivors and surveyed 72 practitioners and public officials, and found a lack of knowledge and experience among organisations working in both the fields of sight loss and domestic abuse.

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