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Information for professionals

There is a vast amount of information on domestic abuse out there, so we have provided some specific guidance and support for professionals who are working with those currently experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. This section of our website is generally designed for those who are not experts, or Domestic Abuse Champions within their profession, but who are coming across victims or survivors of DVA and need some guidance.

Please ensure you seek further advice from specialist services and complete referrals as required so that victims receive the best support and help possible.

What is domestic abuse?

An introduction to the definition of domestic abuse and the law of coercive control.

Supporting children and young people

Exploring the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and how to help.

“Honour” based abuse

Information on so-called ‘honour’ based abuse or violence, including forced marriage and FGM.

Tools for professionals

Practical tools and guidance including Clare’s Law, safety planning, risk assessment and MARAC.

We need your help to continue our work reducing the risk of domestic abuse. Find out more about how you can get involved!