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We Believe 

We will all know someone affected by domestic abuse at some point, and we can all help!

We aim to:

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Equip families, friends and communities with the knowledge to spot the early signs of domestic abuse and provide them with the information and resources they need to support the person they're worried about effectively.

Bridge the gap between communities and agencies so that we can all work together to tackle domestic abuse and keep victims safe.  

Build a stronger community response to domestic abuse and stalking, working towards a society with a zero-tolerance approach to abuse. 

About Findaway

For over 40 years WWIN have supported communities in Sunderland through our specialist domestic abuse services. Now – through Findaway - we hope to reach those impacted earlier, before the abuse escalates, by supporting those around them.

Findaway is a project that recognises that you – the families, friends, and community members – are usually the first to know, and best placed to support, if someone you know is affected by domestic abuse. We want to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to support them effectively.


Findaway is open to anyone aged 16 and over and living in Tyne & Wear or Northumberland. Our service includes: An anonymous phoneline, peer-support groups, educational workshops and resources. Our trained advocates can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively support the person you’re worried about. We believe we all know someone affected by domestic abuse, and we can all help.

If you’re worried, talk to us.

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Source: WWIN: Family and Friends Survey, 2022

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