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.

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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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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.

Call

0808 168-9111

Open hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Oasis Domestic Abuse Services – RAISE

Local 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.

Call

07856 856278

Email

Website

http://www.oasisdaservice.org/

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm

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.

 

Respect Mens Advice Line

Our friendly Men’s Advice Line Advisors will believe you, offer you non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information.

Call

0808 8010327

Email

Website

https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

Open hours

Telephone & email support
Monday–Friday 9am-8pm

Webchat
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.

 

Call

01622 726461

Out of Hours: 0800 133 7432

Email

Website

https://www.beechhousesarc.org/

Open hours

Weekdays: 9am - 5pm
Out of Hours Number - 24 hours, 7 days a week

Address

​​Unit 7 and 8 North Court South Park Business Village Armstrong Road Maidstone Kent ME15 6JZ View map

Victim Support

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
  • Advocacy
  • 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.

Call

0808 168 9111

Website

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/what-we-do/local-services/south-east/kent

Open hours

24 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.

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.

Phoenix Groups

Phoenix is a ten week psycho-educational programme that runs across Kent. It explores how to stay safe in and out of abusive relationships. The programme has been designed to be interactive, inclusive and educational.

We cover safety planning, the tactics used in an abusive relationships, the warning signs as well as personal boundaries and building healthy relationships in a way that is engaging and promotes self-care.

It is an emotional, but positive, empowering and social experience that helps people move past abuse to live healthier happier lives.

27 Week Domestic Abuse Programme (CDAP)

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

Call

East Kent: 07955 039703

West Kent: 07596 228891

Email

Open hours

Groups run in the evenings.