Woman working Dedicated service for professionals Women’s Aid are piloting a dedicated service for professionals who are currently working with survivors of domestic abuse, seeking refuge accommodation and support

Dedicated service

for professionals

Women’s Aid is piloting a dedicated service for professionals who are currently working with survivors of domestic abuse, seeking refuge accommodation and support

If you’re a professional working within the domestic abuse sector, please contact our direct services team via the contact form

By using our dedicated service for professionals, our direct services team can search for information by accessing Routes to Support. This is a database of violence against women and girls (VAWG) services across the UK. It provides VAWG agencies with up-to-date information on vacancies in refuges and availability of other VAWG services, such as outreach, drop-ins, counselling services and advocacy projects.

We will aim to respond to requests the same working day during the opening hours of Monday to Friday 10-2pm.

About the service

This pilot is aimed at professionals who may be supporting survivors of domestic abuse. This could include housing officers, police officers, social workers, health visitors, and probation officers. We understand that it can be difficult to support survivors of domestic abuse without the ability to access specialist resources .Through this new pilot service, we can provide dedicated support to these professionals. This could be information about up-to-date refuge vacancies in a certain area, or other local specialist support, such as outreach, drop-ins, counselling services and advocacy projects.

Through this service we can also provide some essential information such as risk assessment and safety planning. We can provide information around other options that might be available for the client such as an injunction or other suitable referral pathways to alternative means of support.

This pilot is not aimed at professionals who already have access to the Routes to Support database.

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