Non-fatal strangulation is a known way for perpetrators of domestic abuse to control and intimidate their victim. It is an insidious form of domestic abuse which recently became a standalone criminal offence in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. Despite the strong link between non-fatal strangulation and domestic homicide, it can be difficult to identify due to a lack of visible injury.

It is vital that professionals understand non-fatal strangulation and the risk it poses.

We’re thrilled to be working with the Institute for Addressing Strangulation and are currently in the process of developing training for a range of professionals who encounter victims and survivors of non-fatal strangulation.