We are part of the Operation Encompass Project which means the Met Police liaise with our CPO or DSL, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident; this enables us to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by these children, or their families.
Below are links to some useful websites which offer information and support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.
www.womensaid.org.uk –provides information on domestic abuse and also has a ‘Survivor’s Handbook’ which is free and provides information for women on a wide range of issues, such as housing, money, helping your children, and your legal rights. ‘The Hide Out’, created by Women’s Aid, is a space to help children and young people understand abuse. It also helps them learn how to take positive action.
https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us and https://www.refuge.org.uk Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence. Refuge’s specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
https://mensadviceline.org.uk/ – advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse.
https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/talk-someone – you can speak to someone about your relationship, including issues around domestic abuse. Also provides counselling for children.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/– provides information on domestic abuse and also where to seek support for adults as well as children.
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/ – provides information on domestic abuse, how to seek help and provides further helplines.
www.victimsupport.org.uk- if you’ve witnessed or been a victim of a crime, you can talk to Victim Support on their free and confidential helpline 0808 1689 111.