It’s an ambivalent Monday, with sun and grey all making an appearance, but there’s nothing ambivalent about our question for you this week.

With more coverage in the news that not enough is being done to protect victims of domestic violence, there is always the underlying difficulty of getting victims to come forward in the first instance. Many are afraid they will lose their children to the care system if they do – others fear violent reprisals from the abuser.

This week’s question then, is by no means an easy one to answer and it is this: what could be done to help victims of domestic violence come forward and seek out the protection they so need?