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Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence

Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence

Research shows that a learning disability makes women more vulnerable to domestic abuse, and police lack suitable training to deal with it
Beverley Lewis House doorway
Beverley Lewis House is the only refuge in the UK that caters for women who have learning disabilities. Photograph: Beverley Lewis House

While focus on abuse in residential care increased after the BBC’s Panorama exposure of Winterbourne View in 2011, there is scant attention given to the mistreatment of people with learning disabilities within intimate relationships. There is only one specialist refuge in the UK for women with learning disabilities who have suffered domestic violence and, until now, little research into this hidden problem. …

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/10/victims-domestic-violence-abuse-women-learning-disabilities?CMP=EMCSOCEML657

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