The London Child Protection Procedures Safeguarding Children Affected by Domestic Abuse and Violence should be followed by all practitioners. The guidance is available here
Information to professionals about DV services or MARAC referrals:
Adam French – DV Lead, Safer Sutton Partnership, 0208 649 0480
MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference):
Discusses the top 10% highest-risk cases in the borough
All clients discussed at MARAC will be supported by an Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA)
Email referrals to: email@example.com
Questions: Adam French: DV/MARAC Coordinator: 0208 649 0480
Domestic Violence Services
Is the national independent charity that offers support to victims of crime. It will help by providing information, practical help and emotional support. Its services are confidential, free and available to everyone. Victim Support accepts referrals from official and other organisations as well as self-referrals from individuals.
Victim Support in Sutton can be contacted as follows:
Sutton One Stop Shop, Sutton Baptist Church, 121 Cheam Road, SuttonS M1 1SN
Appointments can be made via Victim Support South West London Office on 020 7801 1777 or 0845 450 3936.
For women experiencing domestic abuse
Sutton Women's Centre offers counselling and confidential advice for women that have suffered from domestic abuse, call 020 7801 1777.
The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. As well as advice it can offer access to emergency refuge accommodation. Call 0808 200 0247.
Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.
Women and Girls Network Advice Service
Pan-London service for professionals or clients, providing advice on DV, Sexual Violence, FGM, and Honour-based Violence, particularly for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) clients who would benefit from specialist services.
Freephone 0808 801 0660
National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300 www.stalkinghelpline.org
Rape Crisis South London: 0808 802 9999 www.rasasc.org.uk
24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
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