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.