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Domestic Abuse Support

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If you are experiencing any form of domestic Abuse call the police on 999 in an emergency or 101 to report a non emergency.


 To access support services around Domestic Abuse please click on the links below:

 The Police are publicising the Silent Solution Scheme (5 5 telephone option) and web chat system. 

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The Signs of Abuse

Understanding Consent

Local Support

Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline  A confidential service for anyone affected by domestic abuse. FREEPHONE 08 088 088 088

Herts Mind Network: Domestic Abuse service Confidential individual service for anyone affected by domestic abuse

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Support service for high-risk victims of domestic abuse. Free service. 

Watford Women's Centre Provides domestic abuse support & therapies for women, career advice, education and skills development.

 SaferPlaces  Provides a range of services to men, women and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse and stalking. 

 JKC operates a 24 hour Domestic Abuse confidential legal helpline - 0203 9355 999.

Herts Sunflower Has information for victims, perpetrators and children affected by abuse. learn more about which signs to spot. 

Beacon Hertfordshire’s support and services for victims of all types of crime.

National Support

National Centre for Domestic Violence Provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse. 

Women’s Aid A national charity, running live chat, email support and forums

Victim Support An independent charity, to ensure people get the support needed if they have been affected by a crime. 

UK SAYS NO MORE  UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the uk.

Support for different groups of people 

Action on Elder Abuse A national charity working to end harm, abuse and exploitation of older people. 

SignHealth A specialist Domestic Abuse service for the Deaf. Text 88802 with the message: 121SIGN

Male Advice Line (Respect)  Provides advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse 

Mankind Provides a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and offers emotional support and practical information 

Galop The National LGBT+ helpline for domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Support for specific types of abuse 

Sexual Assault Referral Centre Provide individual support to people who have been sexually assaulted of raped. 

National Stalking Helpline Provides information, support and advice to those experiencing stalking or harassment. 

Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker (Safer Places) One to one advice and advocacy to victims of stalking. 

Karma Nirvana Provides a range of support and resources for those experiencing Honour Based Abuse or Forced Marriage 

Daughters of Eve support those with concerns or questions about Female Genital Mutilation.  

Housing support

If you are looking for emergency housing in order to escape from domestic abuse you can contact our Housing Needs Team  on 01923 776611   

  Further information