Clarion Domestic Abuse Service
Local Service

Clarion’s Domestic Abuse service offers support to help people experiencing domestic abuse stay safe. We work with you to provide and encourage choice and independence to help you build the life you want to lead free from abuse.





For women who are at risk and not able to remain living at home our high quality refuges offer secure accommodation for up to 80 women and their children across Kent and Medway.





The Independent Domestic Advisor (IDVA) services is a confidential crisis led intervention service for high risk victims of domestic abuse. They work with the clients from the point of crisis to support them access services to keep themselves and their children safe.


o Risk management and safety planning


o Support with legal issues including seeking court orders and access to professional legal advice


o Provide single point of contact when more than one support agency is involved


o Signposting to other specialist support





Our community outreach provides free and confidential advice, over the phone, in a mutually agreed safe public place or if the situation is assessed as safe then they can visit at home. Support is available to men, women and transgender over the age of 16 affected by domestic abuse. This can include forced marriage, so called ‘honour based violence’ or stalking and harassment.


o Risk management and safety planning


o Support with legal issues including in seeking court orders and access to professional legal advice


o Signpost for counselling and therapeutic services


o Give housing support and advice


o Access health services





The Hospital IDVA project is delivered at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (William Harvey Hospital) and at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Darent Valley Hospital.)


Based in the emergency departments this project compliments our IDVA and outreach services.


o Support, advice, safety planning and onward referral to other services.


o Develop close links with key departments in each hospital including A&E / Emergency staff, Safeguarding teams, Maternity and Paediatric departments


o Provide training to NHS colleagues in relation to domestic abuse especially in respect of coercive control and making ‘safe enquiry’


o Act as a link between the hospital and community services ensuring those accessing the service in a clinical environment have the onward support they need when they leave the hospital


Telephone:
01322 389 138
0737 663 769 - Domestic abuse support line (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Email Address:
centrakent@centragroup.org.uk