Critics Choice: The Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday
“you are not alone, this is not your fault, you are just one decision away from a completely different life, and you can live free from abuse”
Network: Channel 5
Duration: 30 minutes
Production Company: knickerbockerglory
In the UK, each week, two women are killed by their partners and the frightening reality is that it can happen to anyone. Domestic abuse doesn’t recognise age, class, cultural background or education.
In this TV first: We wanted to make a programme, that was easy to access, that gave simple, practical advise on how to get out of an abusive relationships. A ‘how to’ on escaping. Safely.
We enlisted the advice from the UK’s top domestic violence charities on how to make this project. In the film we interview seven experts and hear the essential steps for a victim to prepare themselves emotionally and practically to walk away safely. We hear from a policeman, a medical doctor, an independent domestic violence advisor, a therapist, a refuge manager and a victim support manager, who talk us through the ways and means of accessing the help and support available.