If you or your family are in immediate danger don't be afraid to call the police on 999. Otherwise please contact Kent Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or visit your local police station to speak with an officer in confidence.

Alternatively, you can contact the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Mens' Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

About

This website has been produced by the Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy Group (KMDASG) in order to provide a central, comprehensive resource of all Domestic Abuse related services within Kent and Medway.

KMDASG was formed in 2000 for the purpose of researching multi-agency responses to domestic abuse in Kent, and to make recommendations for the way forward. The Delivery Plan of the KMDASG's 2010-13 Strategy details four ambitions actions for effectively addressing the issue of domestic abuse in the county and the steps that will be taken to achieve this within individual agencies as well as on a multi-agency basis.

The four ambitions are:

Reduce domestic abuse and change attitudes
Increase knowledge and understanding if impact of domestic abuse across communities and agencies highlighting the fact that it is everyone's responsibility whilst emphasising the effectiveness of early identification and intervention.

Provide support to victims of domestic abuse
Work in partnership to meet the needs of victims and their children of domestic abuse and enable access to specialist support, to reduce repeat victimisation and increase confidence in reporting.

Protect victims of domestic abuse
To support victims through the legal system and ensure offenders recognise and understand their behaviour, are held accountable and are encourage to attend rehabilitation services.

Multi-Agency Working
To continue to improve joint working between agencies, including information sharing to enable a co-ordinated approach to addressing domestic abuse.

For more information about KMDASG please contact us via the 'Contact' page.