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Latest resources

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Domestic Homicide Review Series Part One

An analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews with fatal suffocation and smothering (Report 1)

  • ● Feb, 2024
  • IFAS
  • Research report

This report provides a detailed exploration into victim/perpetrator demographics and offers new insights into suffocation and smothering in domestic homicide, including the associated patterns and characteristics of such cases.

Domestic Homicide Review Series Part Two

An analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews with a history of non- fatal strangulation (Report 2)

  • ● Feb, 2024
  • IFAS
  • Research report

This report provides a detailed exploration into the victims and perpetrators of non-fatal strangulation, reporting of non-fatal strangulation to the police and the use of formal domestic abuse risk assessments in cases of non-fatal strangulation.

Guidelines for clinical management of non-fatal strangulation in acute and emergency care services

Guidelines for clinical management of non-fatal strangulation in acute and emergency care services

  • ● Feb, 2024
  • IFAS
  • Guidance

Guidelines on the clinical management of non-fatal strangulation, developed by an Intercollegiate Group in response to the increased understanding of its dangers and prevalence and in the absence of existing UK guidelines.

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Hundreds charged with non-fatal strangulation offences after domestic abuse law changed

Hundreds charged with non-fatal strangulation offences after domestic abuse law changed

  • ● Jul, 2023
  • ITV News
  • News Article

More than 200 people have been charged with non-fatal strangulation offences after the law was changed to protect victims of domestic abuse.

Hands off! Non-fatal strangulation could land you 14 years in prison under new legislation

Hands off! Non-fatal strangulation In NI could land you 14 years in prison under new legislation

  • ● Jun, 2023
  • Belfast Live
  • News Article

On Monday 26th June, non-fatal strangulation or asphyxiation (under The Justice Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims Act NI 2022) has been made a specific criminal offence in Northern Ireland, punishable by up to 14 years’ imprisonment.

Non fatal strangulation: Victim speaks out as new law comes into effect

Non fatal strangulation: NI Victim speaks out as new law comes into effect

  • ● Jun, 2023
  • Belfast Live
  • News Article

“I was strangled the second time to the point where I blacked out, lost control of my bladder and bowels and honestly felt I was going to die"

New law on strangulation is making a difference

New law on strangulation is making a difference

  • ● Jun, 2023
  • Yorkshire Bylines
  • News Article

Recent legislation helps courts address a previously neglected form of violence

An estimated

20,000

strangulations a year are reported to women’s charities

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IFAS Training

The Institute has the expertise to train professionals on best practice in supporting victims/survivors of strangulation through a forensic and medical lens.

Training events

Latest training events

Join the dots and learn about the risks and issues around strangulation at our training events

IFAS CONFERENCE 2024: From Data to Action

30 Apr 2024, 09:00 — 16:00
This event will feature the latest clinical guidelines, critical research, and renowned guest speakers, empowering frontline professionals, organisations, and individuals to enhance their support for victims and survivors of strangulation.

In person meeting at
Crowne Plaza, Central Square, Holliday St, Birmingham, B1 1HH

Cost: £90 for early bird tickets, £150 for standard tickets

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Clinical Webinar Series for Emergency Care Practitioners

06 Feb 2024, 12.00 — 13.30
The series of two webinars will take place on Tuesday, 06 February and Tuesday, 20 February 2024. It's free to attend both webinars; there is no cost for participation.

Virtual meeting

Cost: Free

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Institute for Addressing Strangulation: 'One Year On' Knowledge Event

28 Nov 2023, 09.30am — 13.00pm
We’re pleased to advise that IFAS will be holding a Knowledge Event on Tuesday 28 November 2023. It will be a half-day event reflecting on IFAS’s work over the last 12 months whilst also looking at what the future holds. It will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and is £30 to attend. Reserve your place now!

Virtual meeting

Cost: £30.00

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Our message is clear and simple. There is no safe way to strangle.

Following the introduction of new legislation which recognises strangulation as a stand alone offence, we are driven to highlight and tackle the severity of strangulation and the deep impact on the victims/survivors.

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