Referral Forms

How we help

When you have referred a client to our team, the type of service offer they receive will be based on the level of risk they are in. All our services are voluntary and subject to the client you refer wishing to accept and engage with the support offered.

The Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors work with high risk victims of domestic abuse. The service is short term crisis intervention and can offer range of support, such as:

  • Creating safety plans and undertaking risk assessments
  • Accompanying clients to court or arranging pre-trial visits
  • Supporting clients to give evidence and write victim impact statements
  • Requesting special measures e.g. screens to conceal clients in court so they don’t have to face their abuser
  • Helping clients to access refuge accommodation
  • Helping clients to increase security in their property so that they can continue to live safely at home
  • Providing emotional support and referring victims to counselling or mental health services
  • Liaising with social workers on child protection issues
  • Representing victim’s views and wishes at Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) meetings
  • Helping clients to make informed choices about the criminal justice process & accessing civil legal measures
  • Liaising with the Police and other public services to promote victims ongoing safety

The Domestic Abuse Outreach Service can offer ongoing support to medium and standard risk victims on a range of areas such as:

  • Domestic Abuse awareness sessions – tailored to the individual
  • Safety planning and risk assessments
  • Helping clients increase security in their property so they can continue to live safely at home
  • Providing emotional support and referring victims to counselling or mental health services
  • Income maximisation – assisting victims to access benefits & referring to specialist services
  • Helping client with resettlement plans and accessing safe accommodation
  • Supporting clients with ongoing child protection issues, liaising with social workers and attending relevant multi-agency meetings with the client

Domestic Abuse Refuge Accommodation Service

We can arrange safe, temporary accommodation to all victims of domestic abuse if they are unsafe in their own home or are homeless as a result of domestic abuse. The service offers:

  • 24 hour staffed service, 365 days a year in safe accommodation with full CCTV & enhanced security – made up of 17 independent fully furnished flats & 1 disabled access flat with ramp & fully wheel chair accessible facilities
  • Tailored support plans for clients with an allocated key worker
  • Children can access support from specialist children’s worker who is based on site
  • Support with resettlement and detailed move on plans
  • Income maximisation and debt management support
  • Helping clients through both criminal and civil legal processes.
  • Liaising with social services on child protection issues & adult safeguarding matters
  • Helping clients with complex needs such as alcohol or drug dependency to access specialist support.
  • Providing emotional support and helping clients work alongside other agencies to improve health & wellbeing