Information on Domestic Violence and Abuse Services in Coventry
Helpline, single point of access and support to victims in the community
• A Coventry helpline to provide support and information for victims,perpetrators, children and young people and professionals –0800 035 5309
• The helpline provides a single point of access to all victim services and can explain and support access to children’s and perpetrator services.
• Support to victims living in the community including emotional support, support at court, support with property security and signposting to other specialist services.
• A support service to victims from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities.
• A peer support service for victims including support groups, workshops and opportunities to meet other people in similar situations.
Support For Children (Defuze)
• Support for children and young people in Coventry up to the age of 18 who are affected by domestic violence and abuse in the home
• Support to children who are most at risk of harm
• One to one and group support
• Support to enable children and young people to talk about their experiences, increase their confidence and improve their safety
• Support and advocacy for children and young people who are involved with the legal system
• Children experiencing domestic violence or abuse at home, parents and carers and professionals should speak to the child’s socialworker or CAF (Common Assessment Framework) key worker to make a referral. Alternatively the CDVASS Helpline can advise on how to access the service.
Service for Perpetrators
• Delivery of the Brighter Futures Perpetrator Programme
• The programme is 10 weeks long and can be delivered on either an individual or group basis to male and female perpetrators aged 16 years and over.
• The programme works by increasing:
- Self – efficiency
- Self –esteem
- Insight into problem behaviors and their impact on others
- Emotion regulation skills
- Problem solving skills
- Taking personal responsibility for problematic relationship behaviors
• To make a referral contact the helpline. Police, probation and social care will have direct referral routes.
Victim Supported Accommodation
• A mix of furnished self-contained and shared individual and family accommodation.
• Women-only accommodation with separate units for male victims.
• Accommodation adapted for physical and sensory impairments and for carers.
• Provision for pets in self-contained units.
• Comprehensive individual risk and need assessments.
• Comprehensive safety and practical and emotional support planning.
• Individual one to one case work and group support sessions.
• Multi-lingual staff and culturally specific support including forced marriage, ‘honour’-based violence and female genital mutilation.
• Signposting to other relevant specialist services.
• Emergency referrals 24/7.
For support,information and to access service ring 0800 035 5309
Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 20.30, week ends from 09.30 to 17.30