Experiencing domestic abuse

Topic last updated August 2019

This topic has ideas to assist clients who need support as a result of domestic abuse.

If you are looking for accommodation options, refuges etc, please see 'Fleeing Domestic Abuse'.

Click here for a quick link to a sheet with useful contact numbers on it, for customers.

You can also find relevant support information in the Lifestyle Services brochure

If you need the  DASH Risk Assesment and MARAC Referral form, click here.

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Corporate web page

Information on 'phoning the police

Domestic Abuse Helplines

Cambridge Women's Aid Outreach

Sexual assault support

Support for friends and family members

Family Law Support

 

Corporate web page

Comprehensive advice is now available on the Council's corporate website at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/advice-for-people-affected-by-domestic-abuse

Information on 'phoning the police

Advice applicants that dialling 55 after dialling 999 alerts police operators that you are in need of assistance but cannot talk.

Domestic Abuse Helplines

This is a national helpline number: 0808 2000 247

Support for male victims is available on 0808 801 0327

Cambridge Women's Aid Outreach

Cambridge Women's Aid produce a leaflet summarising their services. The Outreach service is a non-tenure-specific advice service for women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse in Cambridge City or South Cambridgeshire.

 

Outreach Service       01223 361214

Emergency out of hours  07730 322098

National Helpline      0808 2000 247

 

Sexual assault support

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is located at the Oasis Centre in Peterborough. The 'phone number is 0845 0896262.

Support for friends and family members

Please see the attached leaflet: 'Opening Closed Doors: Supporting a friend or family member'

 

Family Law Support

You can refer someone who needs advice on family law matters to Anglia Law School. The initial consultation is free.

 

A Referral form is available here, but call first to discuss the case.Tel: 01223 698497.

 

They are likely to be booked up about a month in advance.

 

E: lawclinic@anglia.ac.uk