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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

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.

Call

07856 856278

Email

Open hours

Monday – Thursday, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Oasis Domestic Abuse Services

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

0800 917 9948

Email

Website

http://www.oasisdaservice.org/

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm

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.

 

Call

01233 680160 (helpline)

Website

https://www.dadsunltd.org.uk/services/dave/

Open hours

Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 5.00

Address

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

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.

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.