Domestic Violence and Violence against Women and Girls


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:

Questions: Adam French: DV/MARAC Coordinator: 0208 649 0480


Domestic Violence Services 

Victim Support

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

Rape Crisis South London:   0808 802 9999

24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline:   0808 2000 247




Domestic Violence Files Download Area

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