This research was the first to identify a criteria to define a domestic violence and abuse (DVA) service as offering a specialism for military families. The research team identified 24 DVA services as providing specialist services for UK Armed Forces families and these are now included within the government funded support database, Routes to Support. The identification of the services and inclusion on Routes to Support will help to ensure that victims of DVA from military families are signposted to specific services that offer the support they need.
The research also led to the creation of a National DVA Conference, held in March 2020, which brought together stakeholders across the military and civilian sectors. Conference partners included FiMT, The Royal British Legion, the Ministry of Defence, University of Bristol, Birmingham City University, Women’s Aid England and Birmingham City Council.