Domestic Abuse Support
If you, or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, there are organisations that will be able to support. Below are some of the national and local organisations, just click on the logo to visit the site.
Remember that the Safeguarding Lead in your child’s school will be able to offer you some advice and guidance.
Ring 999 if it is an emergency situation, there is advice below from Silent Solution regarding what to do if you need to ring 999 but it is not safe to speak.
By clicking on the appropriate logo, you will be taken straight to the advice page.
Refuge is a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge provides a national network of specialist services, including emergency refuge accommodation, community outreach, independent domestic violence advocacy, culturally specific services and a team of child support workers. Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.
Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are “to provide the advice people need for the problems they face” and secondly “to improve the policies and principles that affect people’s lives”. This link takes you directly to the page with information on support for Domestic Abuse.
The Home Office have created a leaflet named ‘Three steps to Escaping Domestic Violence’ this has been published to support victims. It’s available in 12 languages. It is aimed specifically at women in black and minority ethnic communities, covers advice on three steps to escaping violence and abuse.
Police – Silent Solution
The Silent Solution is a police system to help people who are unable to speak, but who genuinely need police assistance.
Respect – Men’s Advice Line
Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. We offer advice and emotional support to men who experience abuse, and signpost to other vital services that help keep them and their children safe.
Men’s Advice Line is aimed at men who are experiencing domestic abuse, but we also take calls from family members, friends or practitioners and frontline workers.
Parent Educational Growth Support (PEGS) was created in 2019 in response to a lack of support available for both parents experiencing Child to Parent Abuse (CPA), and professionals who are working with families where CPA has been identified or is suspected.
Founded by ‘experts by experience’, we aim to raise awareness, and give a platform for the voices of these currently unseen and unheard victims of abuse. There are two main strands to our work: supporting parents, and training professionals.