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Useful Contacts

SafeLives

Domestic Abuse Charity

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A national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. They combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives.

Safe In Sussex

Worthing Women and Children Refuge

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Providing accommodation for up to 12 families, the refuges are a place where women and their children can feel safe and be given the vital support they need, both practical and emotional.

Rape Crisis Sussex and Surrey

Women-only aid service.

Rape Crisis Sussex and Surrey

Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex (RCSAS) is run as an independent, women-only (clients and staff) service in response to the feedback from our service users and because of the disproportionate nature of sexual violence as committed by men against women and girls

Veritas

Stalking Support

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We aim to raise awareness, train, support and advocate for individuals affected by stalking we provide practical support, advocacy and advise to service-users and professionals.

Shelter

Housing support and services

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Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Victim Support

Support after crime or violence

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Victim Support’s purpose is to provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover after crime or violence to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.

Barnardo's

Children support charity

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Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity: they run more than 960 services in local communities. Their work includes reaching and helping children who have been sexually exploited, young people leaving the care system, children with a parent in prison and families struggling to cope.

Rise

Domestic Abuse Support

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RISE is a Sussex-based charity that supports people affected by domestic abuse and violence. RISE stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. Their vision is freedom from abuse and violence.

Counselling Plus

Confidential Counselling

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Counselling Plus is a charity which offers confidential counselling to people aged 16 years plus, in the local area, at such times of stress, change, pain or loss.

Brake

Road Safety Charity

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Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.

CGL - Change Grow Live

Health and Social Care Charity

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They provide help and support to adults, children, young people and families. Their services cover a wide variety of areas including health and wellbeing, substance use, mental health, criminal justice, domestic abuse and homelessness.

Survivor's Network

Support for sexual survivors in Sussex

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The Survivors Network aims to reduce sexual violence and its impact on survivors’ lives. We are a fully accredited member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and are the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex.

Friends, Families, and Travellers

National charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

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FFT seek to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life. They provide advice and consultancy, promote health and wellbeing, contribute to research and policy making, deliver training and much more.

ManKind Initiative

Specialist service for male victims of domestic abuse

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ManKind provide a confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

Nearly Legal

Specialist housing law website, run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field.

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Nearly Legal provides information, updates and discussion on housing, leasehold and landlord & tenant law. It is all free, but it is just their opinions, not legal advice (they can’t give legal advice online).

The Daisy Chain Project

Domestic Abuse Prevention Charity- Legal advice
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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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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!
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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