Support for victims of domestic abuse

If you are experiencing abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family abuse this is domestic abuse and help is available for you.

 

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Nobody has the right to abuse you physical, emotionally, sexually or financially. You are not alone and there is help for you.

Regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, culture, ethnicity or religion, you do not have to accept any form of domestic abuse and the support is here for everyone.

Domestic Abuse Hub - here to support you

Doncaster Council, in partnership with other specialist providers of domestic abuse support, have created a Domestic Abuse Hub which means that there is simple way of accessing support for anyone that wants help.  Partners in the Hub include Doncaster Council, Doncaster Children's Services Trust, Riverside, Phoenix WoMen's Aid and South Yorkshire Women's Aid.

Together we can support you with practical and emotional support. The team also works closely with other agencies e.g. health, housing and Police to offer you additional help and support.

The Domestic Abuse Hub consists of experienced, trained and knowledgeable workers that want to help people out of abusive situations and into healthy and fulfilling lives. The domestic abuse workers will ask you important questions about your relationship with the person that is being abusive towards you. The first concern is your safety and if you haven't already done so the domestic abuse worker will encourage and support you to report any crimes to South Yorkshire Police. Once you are in a safe place you and your worker can explore what else you need and help you with practical issues such as housing, debt, solicitors appointments, support at court etc. Your worker will also be there to provide emotional support and help you overcome your experience.

If you would like to speak to a domestic abuse worker in the Domestic Abuse Hub telephone: 01302 737080 or complete the self-referral form on this page and email it to: DAC@doncaster.gov.uk   A member of the team will call you back. Please remember to leave a safe telephone number and a safe time to call. 

This service is open Monday - Friday  9am - 4.30pm.  During these hours this is a busy service so please keep trying or leave a message.

Outside of the office hours some helpful numbers are:

  • 24 Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
  • St. Leger homeless out of hours - 01302 736000
  • Mental Health Crisis Team - 01302 566996
In an emergency dial 999
National information and support:
24hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247    http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
Galop - advice for LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse - 0800 999 5428    http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/
ManKind - support for male victims of domestic abuse - 01823 334244 https://www.mankind.org.uk/

For information about what information Doncaster Council domestic abuse team records about you when you access our services and how we might share information with other agencies please view our Privacy Notice.  

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Last updated: 21 June 2019 09:01:41