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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional, or harassment or threats. It could be financial control, stalking, inappropriate sexual behaviour or shouting at you in front of the children.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse or know someone that needs help or advice please call the 24 hr Domestic Violence Helpline on 0844 8044999 or the domestic violence office at Kent Police on 01303 289074 (office hours only).

Freedom programme

The Freedom Programme is a safe group which offers women an insight in to the abusive and controlling relationships and their effect upon the family. It is a free 2 hour, weekly session, run over 12 weeks.

  • It is open to any woman who has experiences or is experiencing domestic abuse. For many women the abuse may have occurred many years ago but its effects still negatively influences their lives
  • There are a limited number of free crèche places

Apply to join the Freedom programme »

To find out more please call 01304 872165 or 07815 429755 or email kayleigh.jones@dover.gov.uk.

Domestic abuse services

If you or your family are in immediate danger don't be afraid to call the police on 999. Otherwise please contact Kent Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or visit your local police station to speak with an officer in confidence.

Alternatively, you can contact the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Mens' Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

Immediate danger call the Police on 999

In a non-emergency call 101 or visit a Police Station.

Domestic abuse one stop shop

The domestic abuse one stop shop is funded by the Dover District Community Safety Partnership and is held at the Buckland and Whitfield Children’s Centre, at St Nicholas Church, The Linces, at Buckland.

At the one stop shop there is support for those experiencing domestic abuse. Free and confidential advice and information is available from different agencies, all under one roof.

Other support

 

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