Support for victims of domestic abuse
Ensuring victims receive the right support at an early stage is crucial to them in having the strength to pursue a case through each part of the criminal justice system.
The Police and Crime Commissioner provides funding to provide a number of vital local services across the policing area to ensure essential support is available for victims of crime and the vulnerable. Victims have the right to support at an any stage, no matter how long ago the incident occurred and whether they have reported to the police.
Victim Care Service
The Victim Care Service provides confidential emotional and practical support for anyone impacted by any crime and includes specialist sexual crime case workers who are able to provide an enhanced support. For victims of more serious crimes, such as domestic abuse, intensive support is available.
Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service
PARCS provide a Specialist Trauma Counsellor. This will deliver up to 18 sessions of specialist trauma counselling to young people, aged 11+, who have experienced any type of inter-personal related trauma.
Stop Domestic Abuse
Stop Domestic Abuse run refuges for women and children escaping domestic abuse and offer outreach services to women, children, young people and men who need advice, support and information. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone but is most often experienced by women.
It’s a RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Programme), enables work with children and young people on domestic violence, to break the cycle of abuse as victim, perpetrator or general offender through tailored packages of tiered support.
Age UK Isle of Wight
Age UK offer safe, confidential and impartial support on the Isle of Wight for people experiencing hate crime and/or domestic abuse.
Yellow Door (Solent)
STAR is a nationally/internationally recognised award winning project delivering education and prevention sessions on Domestic Sexual Abuse in schools and youth settings. Particularly targeting those most at risk, it has evidenced improvements to Children and Young People/Vulnerable Adults awareness of risk and how to get help.
Safer North Hampshire
Delivery of assembly-based awareness sessions to help young people recognise domestic abuse in their relationships.