Yvonne Boyle who is a senior in mental health worker said: “Northern Ireland needs better services to protect those affected by domestic violence.
“I am pleased that the government are taking this issue seriously and I hope that they act and provide funding for services as a matter of urgency.
“I would welcome the creation of multi-agency one stop shops to help combat domestic violence in Northern Ireland. A joined-up approach would make it easier to end this blight on our society. The government must follow this report with action and investment in services.
“We have recently heard in the media that appallingly high numbers of people will face domestic violence over the Christmas period. These media reports highlight the need for immediate action to combat this problem.”