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Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Health Visiting teams ask about domestic violence as part of the Family Health Needs assessment. This can take place antenatally, following the birth of a baby, when a family arrive in the area or at any time where the professional thinks the question is indicated. Opportunities will be provided to see the possible victim alone to hold sensitive conversations. Health Visitors continue to work with families at risk of, or experiencing, domestic violence and abuse (DVA), including participation in the Child Protection process where this has become…
The Her Centre is a woman-led charity which supports women who live, study or work in Greenwich. They offer free and confidential advocacy, counselling, outreach, advice and training in the following areas: Domestic abuse & violence. Rape & sexual abuse. Young women’s relationship abuse. Legal issues. Benefits. Health. Education. Employment & volunteering. Language skills. Immigration (signposting to specialists). Emergency…
Provides safe, secure temporary accommodation, floating support and children's services to women and children escaping domestic violence and abuse. Family support and parenting programmes where domestic violence is an issue as well as other problems including alcohol, substance misuse and mental health.
Island Business Centre18 Wellington StreetLondonSE18 6PF
Royal Greenwich has commissioned the Her Centre to provide an Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) service for those referred by the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and other high risk cases. This is a service for victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA).
Island Centre18 Wellington StreetLondonSE18 6PF
Independent Domestic Violence Advocates support victims they work with to apply for non-molestation, occupation and prohibitive steps orders. Advocates also accompany victims to court to provide them with support. If special measures are required to aid the giving of evidence the advocate makes the necessary application to the court.
Midwives in the Maternity Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust make routine inquiries regarding domestic violence (DV) when women access the service. This enables identification of where DV is occuring and an appropriate response or referral-on. It is a particularly important service given women's increased risk of DV during pregnancy.
Men’s Advice Line Help and support for male victims of domestic abuse with a focus is to increase safety (and the safety of their children). Advisors offer a confidential, non-judgemental listening space giving emotional support, practical advice and signposting to specialist services. Advice and support is available to men affected by domestic violence and abuse, concerned family members and friends as well as frontline workers. Contact: 0808 801 0327 (Mon & Wed 9.00am – 8pm and Tue,…