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There are a range of support services available across Kent and Medway that can provide advice to individuals experiencing domestic abuse. In addition there are a number of national domestic abuse specialist services that offer 24/7 telephone advice...

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Protection Against Stalking

Protection against Stalking works jointly with relevant agencies to increase awareness of Stalking and Harassment to ensure victims receive all the protection and help they need to rebuild their lives and live free of fear.

Domestic Abuse Victim Empowerment (DAVE)

Providing confidential advice, impartial support and advocacy for male victims of domestic abuse in Kent and Medway.

The Domestic Abuse Empowerment service (DAVE) for Kent and Medway is a bespoke support service for male victims of domestic abuse and violence including psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional abuse and also coercive and controlling behaviour.



01233 680160 (helpline)


Open hours

Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 5.00


By appointment only. The Cobalt Building, 1600 Eureka Park, Lower Pemberton, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4BF. View map

Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive people and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.

The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.

The programme usually lasts for 11 or 12 weeks and is FREE. It provided by hundreds of agencies across the UK. Some of them are rolling so you can join at any time but this varies according to local needs, etc.

Kent CDAP (Community Domestic Abuse Programme)

The Community Domestic Abuse Programme is a rolling programme of evening sessions designed to help men who feel their behaviour towards their partner has been, or is still, abusive.

CDAP challenges that behaviour and shows you how it affects your partner or ex-partner and any children that may be involved. We know it can be tough facing up to difficult problems. This programme will support you to make the changes you need to develop respectful, non-abusive relationships so that you are safe around your partner and any children.

The 27-week evening programme focuses on the intentions, beliefs and effects underpinning domestic abuse, including learning strategies for overcoming abusive and controlling behaviour. Partners of participants are supported throughout the programme.

The first step is to decide if you want to change your behaviour. After that, contact us and we will offer an interview to assess your suitability.

Canterbury Housing Advice Centre

Canterbury Housing Advice Centre (CHAC) is a registered charity with the objective of relieving poverty and homelessness in the Canterbury District.

Our work primarily focuses on preventing homelessness.

We provide a free, confidential, independent and impartial advice service on a wide range of housing issues and problems including homelessness, accessing accommodation in the public, private and voluntary sectors, repossession, landlord/tenant issues, and housing benefit.

We also assist those who become (or are about to become) homeless to access alternative accommodation.


01227 762605


Open hours

Canterbury - Monday - Friday: 10am – 2pm (drop-in and calls)
Herne Bay - Wednesday 10am - 12pm (drop-in)
Whitstable - Wednesday 1pm - 3pm (drop-in)


Canterbury - 2nd Floor, 24 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HA Herne Bay - Citizens Advice office, 185-187 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5AF Whitstable - Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DD View map

Martin Tolhurst Solicitors

No matter what area of family law you need help with, our team will work closely with you to help you find the best way forward.

To speak to one of our friendly, expert family law solicitors in Kent today, you can contact your local Martin Tolhurst office in Gravesend, Longfield, Ashford, Medway or Sittingbourne.

For further information or to book an initial consultation, please call or email using the details below.


Gravesend Office - 7 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PD. Longfield Office - 61b Station Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7QA Ashford Office - Exchange House, Monument Way, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0HB Medway Office - Suite 12 Ashford House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Medway City Estate, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FA Sittingbourne Office - Unit 7 Conqueror Court, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 5BH View map

TNA Solicitors

We undertake Private clients work in areas of Divorce and Separation, Children, Cohabitation, Financial Settlement, Domestic abuse, Mediation and Wills and Probate.

Our initial consultation is charged at a fixed fee, regardless of the time taken.

We aim to deliver exceptional service and value and our fees will always reflect that.


1st Floor, Folkestone Rainbow Centre, 69 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AF View map

Robinson Solicitors

No one should have to suffer domestic abuse, and our experienced and understanding family law solicitors will provide you with practical advice about what you can do if you find yourself in such a situation. If necessary we can obtain urgent court orders to protect you and your children.

If you are suffering from any form of domestic abuse from a partner, former partner, or other family member, our experienced family law solicitors will be able to offer you practical and tailored advice and assistance to help protect you and your children.

We are able to deal with applications to the court (on an emergency basis where necessary) to seek injunction orders to protect you and your children from domestic abuse. We are able to seek orders forbidding the other party from having any contact with you (and your children if necessary), as well as orders which will prevent the other party from coming to your home.

In certain circumstances we may also be able to provide you with free legal advice and representation (subject to you qualifying for legal aid).


River House, Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NZ View map

Stilwell and Singleton Solicitors

We are able to advise and represent clients who are desperate to shake off the horrifying and damaging effects of domestic abuse and to keep it out of their lives forever.  We will represent victims in Court and help them obtain immediate injunctions against violent and abusive partners and to enforce those injunctions when they are breached.

In appropriate cases we will apply to the Court to remove the abusers from any home they share with the victim.  As it is a serious criminal offence to disobey the terms of a Court Order, the Police are notified of all injunctions obtained.

In the majority of cases we can obtain Legal Aid for our clients and, in very urgent cases, we can be in Court on the same day that we receive instructions.

If you wish to discuss your legal issues with us, we can offer an initial consultation at a fixed rate.


Sandwich Office - 1 Potter Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9DR Deal Office - 127 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BB Dover Office - 110 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RT View map

T G Baynes Solicitors

T G Baynes is your leading local Solicitor in Kent, with offices in Bexleyheath, Orpington and Dartford providing a range of Legal services including injunction proceedings.

You may qualify for legal aid funding and our advisors can undertake preliminary assessment to establish whether this is the case.


Bexleyheaht Office - Broadway House, 208 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BG Dartford Office - Baynes House, 5 Market Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DB Orpington Office - Downe House, 303 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0NJ View map