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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...
Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS)
The Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS) offer a person centred, holistic range of support services to victims and their families in Kent, with support available including;
- Safe refuge accommodation
- Specialist Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) support
- Community Outreach Services
- Therapeutic and group programmes (e.g. Freedom Programme)
- Sanctuarys provision (adaptations to make the home safer)
- Assistance with legal issues including seeking court orders and access to legal advice.
- Emergency welfare assistance for clients in crisis (food, energy, travel)
Support can be accessed by contacting Victim Support for assessment and referral to your local service via the phone number below or the Live Chat facility.
You can also create a free account on My Support Space, an online resource containing interactive guides to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.
Open hours24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
One Stop Shop (virtual) – Dover and Thanet
Domestic Abuse One Stop Shops offer FREE advice, information and support from a range of agencies. Domestic abuse can affect anyone and therefore, if you would like to discuss your issues, no matter who you are, you are welcome to call or email.
An administrator will take your call or email and arrange for an appropriate professional to get back to you by 12:00 that day.
Oasis Domestic Abuse ServicesLocal service
The RAISE Domestic Abuse Interventions Team provide support across a range of needs and risks for those affected by domestic violence to ensure families get the support they need including: Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) providing community support, Court support (both family and criminal justice interventions), Refuge – short and longer term placements, group and one to one opportunities.
RAISE work with all victims of domestic abuse – men and women, regardless of gender identity, health needs, substance misuse or mental health needs.
We accept self-referrals as well as referrals through central and local access points. Anyone referred will be assessed to determine the best pathway for their needs.
Please click on the contact details below to access further information or to make a referral.
Oasis Early Intervention & Prevention
Oasis offers services for children and young people who have been affected by domestic violence. We can talk to you if you are worried about a current relationship, have witnessed violence and abuse in your home or are worried about your own behaviour.
The Early Intervention and Prevention Team run several projects all with the aim of improving the lives of young people in our communities. Please click on the weblink to access more information and to access the referal form.
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.
Respect Mens Advice Line
Our friendly Men’s Advice Line Advisors will believe you, offer you non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information.
Open hoursTelephone & email support
Wednesday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Thursday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Friday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Email support only
Saturday: 10am–12pm & 4–6pm
Sunday: 10am–12pm & 4–6pm
Beech House – Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Beech House offers free support and practical help to anyone in Kent and Medway who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
Our clients can access Beech House via the Police and other professionals, as well as via the self referral pathway (booking an appointment at the SARC, without the Police).
At our SARC, individuals will be offered spport and guidance, a medical assessment/treatment, a forensic examination, and the opportunity of aftercare referrals for support services.
Clients will be offered these services based on their individual needs and can choose to use as much or as little of our service as they wish.
We will usually be able to offer you support, healthcare and aftercare advice if you are in Kent (including Medway) and if you have experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse.
We should also be able to offer you a forensic medical examination if the incident(s) occurred in the past 7 days.
Even if you dont know if we are the right service for you, please feel free to get in touch and we can either offer you an appointment or point you in the right direction of the appropriate service.
We’re here to help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us.
We provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.
The support services we offer are tailored to the needs of each person. These include:
- Information and advice
- Safety advice
- Emotional and practical help
- Personal safety services
- Help in navigating the criminal justice system
- Referral and signposting to partner agencies
Victim Support also provides the assessment and triage element for the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Services (KIDAS).
You can also use Live Chat facility to access support.
You can create a free account on My Support Space – an online resource containing interactive guides to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.
0808 168 9111
Open hours24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
Group Work (Thanet and Dover)
Phoenix is a ten week psycho-educational programme that explores how to stay safe in and out of abusive relationships, the tactics that abusers use and the effect that abuse has had on us as individuals.
It is an emotional, but positive, empowering and social experience that helps people move past abuse to live healthier happier lives.
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.
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