Domestic abuse support services
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On day four of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence we want to share the multitude of organisations and helplines who can support victims of domestic abuse.
There are a mix of both local, Derbyshire based, organisations and national ones, who can help people affected and that includes women, men and children.
Core is a good place to start, it is a website commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner, and is a hub of victim service information, which provides easily accessible information, advice and links to victim services for all victims of crime.
The service provides free confidential, non-judgemental and independent support and advice for both men and women living in Derby City. Referrals to this service can be made by yourself, friends, family and professionals as long as they have your consent. Refuge also offer refuge, outreach and resettlement support to women and children who have experienced domestic violence, stalking, honour-based violence, trafficking, forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.
0800 085 3481
Glow delivers the Derby City Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service, an independent and specialist service which provides time limited dedicated support to males and females aged 16 and over, who are at high risk of domestic related homicide or serious harm. The IDVA will support high risk victims through the civil and criminal justice system and assist in accessing service provision such as housing, health, and finance. They will liaise with agencies from the statutory and voluntary sector to ensure that a multi-agency approach is taken to ensure the victim’s safety. Referrals to the service will come via referrals to MARAC from statutory agencies, criminal justice system and third sector support services in the usual way. The service is for high risk/MARAC victims only.
Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Service
Helpline for anyone experiencing domestic abuse in the county (there are separate services for victims in the City). Through Derbyshire Domestic Abuse service you can access a whole range of support services provided by a number of different local organisations. These organisations offer a personalised support service, which can help with safety plans, the court process, refuges, counselling, Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs).
08000 198 668 (for deaf and hearing impaired please call: 07534617252)
The group is Derbyshire's only LGBT specific support service for anyone who is LGBT or anyone who is having issues with their sexual identity or gender identity. They also provide services for Child Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Abuse.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
National domestic violence provides a national service supporting women experiencing domestic abuse. It can be accessed by the victim or by their friends, family, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
0808 2000 247
Their confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). The site provides both emotional support and practical information to both victims and family and friends.
National Centre of Domestic Violence
The National Centre of Domestic Violence was established to help survivors of domestic violence obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary. The organisation provides free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic abuse.
0800 970 2070
This site provides information around domestic abuse and allows you to find support in your area.
0808 2000 247
Women’s Work provides group support, drop in centre, outreach, one to one support and training for other organisations. The organisation also provides respite and advice and support to females who may have suffered domestic abuse, substance misuse and had an involvement in street work.
01332 242 525
Respect is an organisation that offers support for a range of victims suffering from domestic abuse.
0808 802 4040
The Elm Foundation
The Elm Foundation offers a safe, non-judgemental place for people who need it the most. Their services are available to anyone that has been affected by Domestic Abuse, offering a range of services to help and support men, women and children.
08000 198 668
To report concerns about domestic abuse to the police, or if you are a victim, you can report it online here, www.derbyshire.police.uk/reportdomesticabuse or by calling 101 if you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
On social media, you can also contact us through Facebook, send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary or direct message our contact centre on Twitter, @DerPolContact.
Remember, in an emergency which is ongoing, or where life is in danger, call 999 immediately. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service. The Silent Solution can help you if speaking could put you or someone else in danger.