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Useful contacts

If you think you might be experiencing domestic abuse, or you might know someone who is, or are concerned about your own behaviour, help is available.

You can use the contacts below to get help and support.

Local domestic abuse contacts in Sutton and south London are highlighted in yellow.

General support

Sutton Domestic Violence One Stop Shop

Wednesdays, 9.30am-11.30am at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton, SM1 1SN

Drop in for free advice and support from a range of professionals (including an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA), police, Citizens Advice Bureau and a solicitor). If you are unable or prefer not to attend the One Stop Shop, you can call Victim Support on 020 7801 1777 for advice and support.

Police

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger.

Call 101 at all other times or you can report online: www.met.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/how-to-report-a-crime/

Domestic abuse is a crime and the police take it very seriously.

Victim Support Victim Assessment and Referral Service (VARS)

0808 168 9291

Call free, from 8am-8pm. It automatically redirects out of hours to Supportline. VARS can conduct risk assessments and link clients in with the Sutton team.

National Centre for Domestic Violence

0800 970 2070

Provides an emergency injunction service.

National Stalking Helpline

0808 802 0300

Provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

Network for Surviving Stalking

scaredofsomeone@gmail.com

Represents UK stalking victims and their families.

Sutton Homechoice

020 8770 5000

Provides advice about housing options.

Homestart Sutton

Volunteer mentoring support to help families create and sustain informal support networks and connect to local resources and support.

Sutton Council

General information and contacts.

Dogs Trust Freedom Project

0800 298 9199  freedomproject@dogstrust.org.uk

Pet fostering project for women fleeing domestic violence in the Greater London area.

Support for women

Sutton Women’s Centre / Counselling Service

020 8661 1991, info@suttonwomen.co.uk 

Offers counselling and confidential advice for women that have suffered from domestic abuse.

The Freedom Programme (Sutton Women’s Centre)

020 8661 1991 info@suttonwomen.co.uk

A twelve week group work programme which aims to support women on how to spot the signs of an abuser, break the cycle of abuse, and build a more positive life.

Helping Hands (Jigsaw4u)

020 8687 1384, 07970 443 339, angie.conway@jigsaw4u.org.uk

Helping Hands volunteers provide befriending and practical support to women affected by domestic abuse and their families.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 200 0247

Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, a national service for women experiencing domestic abuse, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. As well as advice it can offer access to emergency refuge accommodation.

Rape Crisis South London

0808 802 9999, info@rasasc.org.uk

Counselling/advocacy: 020 8683 3311

Based in Croydon, provides support to female victims of rape and sexual assault.

Rights of Women

Family Law Advice Line: 020 7251 6577

Criminal Law Advice Line: 020 7251 8887

Immigration and Asylum Law Advice Line: 020 7490 7689

A women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

Women’s Aid

A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

There is a local branch in Sutton (select London and Sutton from the drop down lists).

Women and Girls Network Advice Service

0808 801 0660, advice@wgn.org.uk

Free advice and information on domestic abuse, sexual violence, FGM, and ‘honour-based’ violence, particularly for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) clients.

Support for men

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

Advice and support for men in abusive situations.

ManKind Initiative

01823 334244

Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse.

Respect

0808 802 4040

Supports men who are victims of domestic violence.

Support for children and young people

PYRAMID (Limes College)

(Preventing Youth Relationship Abuse, Maximising Individual Development) Young people (up to 25) involved in abusive relationships often become involved in abusive relationships as adults. This project aims to break that cycle.

Children’s Therapeutic Group – Core Assets

0800 584 4446 sutton.da@coreassets.com

Group work programme to help children recover from witnessing domestic abuse.

Off the Record

0208 680 8899  sutton@talkofftherecord.org

Free, confidential counselling for young people aged 11-25.

Disrespect Nobody

Government campaign aimed at young people

Respect

Supports young people and families who both use and experience violence and abuse at home and in relationships.

Refuge

Network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

The Hideout

From Women’s Aid gives support to children and young people affected by domestic violence.

Childline

0800 1111

A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Support for older people

Age UK

A free national advice service to support the elderly.

Support for people with disabilities

DeafHope

Supporting deaf survivors of domestic abuse. This service is primarily for women and children.

Support for LGBT+ people

Galop

0300 999 5428, help@galop.org.uk

Helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people experiencing domestic abuse or hate crime.

Support for perpetrators

Respect

0808 802 4040 – free helpline for anyone concerned about their own behaviour.

Respect offers support services for perpetrators of domestic abuse, young people who use violence and abuse at home and in relationships, and men who are victims of domestic violence.

Men & Masculinities Community Perpetrator Programme (Cranstoun)

A non-judgemental programme for male perpetrators of domestic violence who are willing to recognise and change their abusive behaviours.

Information for professionals

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)

020 8770 6001, mash@sutton.gov.uk, 020 8770 5000 (out of hours emergency duty team)

This website includes information on what to do if you are concerned about a child, young person or parent/carer in Sutton that needs support. It includes a link to the MASH referral form.

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

sutton.marac@sutton.gov.uk 0208 770 6709 – contact Adam French for a referral form.

Discusses the highest risk cases in Sutton, with the aim of reducing repeat victimisation and improving the safety and quality of life for victims and their children. All those discussed at MARAC are supported by an IDVA.

Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Contains useful information collected from partner agencies, all of whom have a shared responsibility for promoting and ensuring the well-being and safety of children in Sutton.

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB)

Provides useful information for people who may experience or be at risk of experiencing abuse, their families, carers, and anyone who works with people with health or social care needs. There is also a dedicated area for professionals which provides access to a wide range of policy and practice guidance.

Bright Sky app

Free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. It is also designed to be used by specialist and non-specialist practitioners and other employers, and for anyone looking for information about issues around domestic abuse.