Advance – Domestic Violence and Abuse Charity

Contact:
Georgia

Email:   georgia.j@advancecharity.org.uk
Tel No:  020 8741 7008
Website: http://advancecharity.org.uk

Borough: RBKC, WCC and LBHF

Provision Summary:
Advance is a domestic abuse project offering support to women and girls residing in the tri-borough (Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea) who are experiencing abuse from their current partner, ex-partner and/or family members. This includes physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, as well as harmful practices such as so-called ‘honour-based’ violence, FGM and forced marriage.

Advance’s offering includes a specialist service for young women: a Young Person’s IDVA, who works with women and girls aged 13-25. The Young Person’s IDVA offers a crisis intervention, advocacy and support service, whilst ensuring the voice of young person informs every stage of the process. The Young Person’s IDVA also works in partnership with key agencies, youth services and communities to improve their awareness of domestic violence and its impact on young people.

Target Group: Secondary Schools

Cost implication for the school: Free