Preview: Trapped, Disabled & Abused – Dispatches


In the UK, disabled people are twice as likely to experience domestic abuse than non-disabled people, yet this abuse often goes under the radar.

Reporter Sophie Morgan examines why this is the case and speaks to those who have experienced domestic abuse. Morgan reveals the shocking lack of services for disabled survivors of domestic abuse and the huge challenges they face with accessing support and safe places to stay.

Dispatches interviewed over 2500 frontline professionals, including healthcare workers and police, revealing that more than half wouldn’t know which specialist service to refer a disabled person to.

Trapped, Disabled & Abused – Dispatches – Monday at 8.30pm on Channel 4.

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