In immediate danger call the police on 999.
Otherwise, to access specialist domestic abuse support call Victim Support on 0808 168-9111 or talk via Live Chat.

Domestic Abuse: It's Everybody’s Business

Domestic abuse is everybody’s business, and everyone can make a difference.

Lockdown, social distancing and social restrictions heighten the risk for victims of abuse and make access to vital support services even harder to reach. With your support we can ensure that every victim across Kent and Medway finds safety.

Use these free e-resources (detailed below) to help you and the people you know to learn about, understand and feel empowered to speak out against this devastating social issue and support those that need help.


These resources were created as part of the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS) virtual event programme Domestic Abuse: It’s Everybody’s Business that ran from 25 November – 10 December 2020, coinciding with the #16Days of Activism, to inform, educate and inspire action.

Whether you work in the social sector or are an individual, business, community group, or employer looking to gain an introduction to domestic abuse, the programme has something for everyone, at every level of expertise.

Top speakers include:

Nicole Jacobs, Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales

Jess Phillips, Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding and MP for Birmingham Yardley

Matthew Scott, Kent and Medway Police and Crime Commissioner

Luke and Ryan Hart, award-winning domestic abuse advocates Coco Awareness

Gemma Evans, Survivor and Domestic Abuse Ambassador and confidence coach

Sue Dunn, Operations Director, Protection Against Stalking

Professor Michelle McCarthy, Reader in Learning Disabilities, Tizard Centre, University of Kent

Damian McCann, Head of Learning Development; Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer Tavistock Relationships

Nogah Ofer, Solicitor for the Centre for Women’s Justice

Deborah Cartwright, CEO Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Chris Hampson, CEO Look Ahead

Michelle Reynolds, COO Clarion Housing Group

Every session contributes to CPD accreditation for professionals.

These e-resources are brought to you by the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS) partnership between Clarion Housing Group, Look Ahead, Oasis Domestic Abuse Service and Victim Support and generously funded by Kent County Council. Collectively, KIDAS deliver the KCC commissioned domestic abuse services across Kent.

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