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How can we help?

We provide pro-bono legal advice to men and women experiencing, or fleeing, domestic abuse. This advice is supported by our team of regulated barristers and solicitors.

This website

We want this website to be an educational resource for legal options and advice when dealing with domestic abuse situations, which we will be updating on a weekly basis.

How can you help?

We’re passionate about helping our local community. We support and help our local refuge centres by providing necessary products for men, women, and children. You can donate to us here.

About The Daisy Chain Project

The Daisy Chain Project is a new charity based in Worthing, West Sussex, UK with a UK-wide reach. They aim to help fight domestic violence by providing pro bono legal advice. The charity also wants to educate people about what constitutes domestic abuse, for example by writing a childrens’ book about domestic abuse which you can donate to here.

In December 2017 The Daisy Chain Project created a Christmas Hamper campaign, working with local supermarkets and small businesses to donate surplus or end of line feminine and baby products to pass on to local womens’ refuges.

The Daisy Chain Project has its own legal team, consisting of experienced, qualified, and fully regulated barristers and solicitors who offer free legal support to men and women experiencing, or fleeing, domestic abuse. They are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority respectively, so you know we only work with the most trustworthy and experienced team.

This legal support is entirely voluntary and each member is passionate about supporting as many people as possible escape from vulnerable situations. Our advice and correspondence with you is entirely confidential; we will not share data with any other authority or service [i.e. police, social services] unless you request for us to do so on your behalf.

The Christmas Hamper Campaign for The Daisy Chain Project
The Christmas Hamper Campaign for The Daisy Chain Project

The latest from the Education Centre

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    Police Commissioner gives The Daisy Chain Project £50,000
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The Daisy Chain Project

Domestic Abuse Prevention Charity- Legal advice
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The Daisy Chain Project
Hello all! Just to let you know we are working a little slower than normal due to our recent press coverage- we got an influx!

We have a little queue system in place so please bear with us- we are always happy to help where we can.

We also have recruited at least one, but possibly more, shiny new lawyers!

Stay tuned for more news 🙂
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The Daisy Chain Project
We’re fresh out of a team briefing at Worthing Job Centre in which we worked with Safe in Sussex to inform the Job Centre Staff about what they can do if they suspect one of their clients is in an abusive relationship.

We were told that with joint claims under Universal Credit, it is unfortunately possible for an abuser to exercise further control over their victim.

We believe education is the key to prevention regarding domestic abuse, and to recognise the signs can lead to early intervention.

If your organisation needs any information or briefings on the law surrounding domestic abuse, please give us a shout- we are more than happy to offer this service!
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The Daisy Chain Project
Hi all, welcome to the new followers on this sunny day!

A friendly reminder- we will only offer you legal advice if you are the victim of the domestic abuse.

We take this view because we feel it is safer for genuine victims as we cannot prove so that we are sure that another ‘interested’ party won’t jeopardise the case and put the victim in more danger. We will also not divulge any information about any of our clients to anybody who asks us but for in circumstances where the client agrees for us to share information with other services.

If you are concerned about a friend, colleague, or family member, please gently encourage them to contact us for legal advice, or many of the other fabulous organisations out there for more practical advice.

Thank you.
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We are thrilled! Thanks so much to the OSPCC!
The Daisy Chain Project
The Daisy Chain Project
Now the election is over we can announce we have received £8,500.00 in funding from National Lottery Awards For All.

This means that we have been able to fund a mobile phone app, which our app designer is currently designing (more on that in the future but we are very excited!)

And another book!

We have MORE news to share very very soon!

Other people in similar situations as us- what do you do if with no notification a client is half an hour late for an appointment? Do you just accept they aren’t coming, try and contact them, or strike them off so they aren’t a client anymore?

Another really positive result for a client today. #wearekeepingyousafe

If you need our assistance, please note that although we can complete things quickly, court the same or next day is something we are unlikely to be able to help with. We always will if we can, but unfortunately due to court deadlines etc it isn’t always possible

Calling all lawyers - want to make a difference and put something back? Please contact @_TDCP_ and volunteer your services to help victims of domestic abuse in Sussex #VolunteersRock https://t.co/dfVjc0Tj7X

A first in the UK - pro bono legal advice for victims of domestic abuse in Sussex @MoJGovUK @AssocPCCs https://t.co/S25dBWP4Bn

Also can we take a moment to appreciate our existing legal team, who are absolutely amazing?! Big love to all of you. Without you, none of this would be possible. Especially @DamianAStuart @MarkPeterSavage @simonspenceQC and Lawrence Watts, whose handle I can’t remember