Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence support available despite COVID-19 restrictions

Date: 26 March 2020

People affected by domestic violence are still able to get support and advice at Basildon Hospital - despite access restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 emergency.

Two staff from the Essex Domestic Abuse Partnership Project are on-site 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

They see people referred by A&E clinicians or other staff. They also provide support and advice to those who arrive at the hospital after experiencing psychological or emotional domestic abuse.

Outside those hours people experiencing or at risk of any form of domestic violence can call the 24 hour helpline on COMPASS 0330 333 7 444 – or seek initial support at the hospital.


Violence against Women and Girls Perpetrator Pathway
Date: 2 March 2018

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board is raising awareness of the Violence against Women and Girls Perpetrator Pathway in Southend, Essex and Thurrock and encouraging perpetrators to access help available.

This supports the “Reflect” domestic abuse campaign running across Essex which asks domestic abusers to reflect on and then change their dangerous behaviour.

Perpetrators are encouraged to seek help and are directed to a ‘single point of access’ via the The Change Project.

The Change Project is an Essex-based charity which works proactively with men and women, who want to stop abusing partners or ex-partners, by changing their behaviour and attitudes.

“Reflect” forms part of the wider Together We Can joint campaign, a joint initiative between Essex Police, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Essex County Council, Thurrock and Southend Borough Councils and the NHS.

Download a campaign flyer here

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