Disability and domestic abuse: risk, impacts and response

This topic overview focuses on disabled people’s experiences of domestic abuse.



This document improves understanding of the complexities of disabled people’s experiences of domestic abuse and promotes consideration of these complexities within the public health system. It also supports local and national action, and provides guidance to improve response across:

  • local authorities
  • health and social care services
  • clinical commissioners
  • domestic abuse services
  • disability services
  • police and crime commissioners
  • the wider public health system