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Domestic abuse can happen to men and women of all ages, and include a range of abusive behaviours, not all of which are “violent” in a physical sense. Advice, support services and emergency contacts can be found on this page.
Our Antisocial Behaviour team can offer advice and support to victims and work with the Council and other specialist counselling agencies to help victims explore courses of action.
Alternatively, if you require emergency accommodation outside of office hours, please ring 020 8314 6000 and ask for the duty officer for the Housing Options Centre.
We provide advice and support for victims of domestic abuse, by:
- Carrying out interviews in a supportive and sympathetic manner.
- Where possible conducting interviews with victims by a person of the same sex and/or cultural background as the victim.
- Providing advice to victims on the possible courses of action, both to respond to the immediate situation and to deal with issues in the longer term.
- Ensuring our staff are trained to deal with those reporting domestic abuse.
- Carrying out repairs to make victims of domestic abuse more secure in their home.
- Putting victims in touch with organisations that can help.
There are a number of local and national advice and support agencies that specialise in cases of domestic abuse.
There is also a range of information and support available in our resources and information pack.
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