Tag Archives: Domestic Abuse

Muti-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Domestic Abuse

Sasha Timmermans
MARAC Coordinator

Telephone No: 0208 227 2133

Email Address: maracreferrals@lbbd.gov.uk
AlternativeEmail Address: sasha.timmermans@lbbd.gov.uk

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:
MARAC is a multi-agency panel made up by partnership agencies such as Police, Housing, Children Services, Drugs and Alcohol, Mental Health, Adult Services, Health Visitors, Domestic Abuse Services and Probation. The panel discuss residents of Barking and Dagenham who are at the highest risk of Domestic Abuse and devise an individual safety plan taking in the residents wants and needs.

Target Group:   Secondary Schools – Pupils, Staff, Parents and Carers

Cost Implication for Schools: No

Domestic Abuse Forum

Sasha Timmermans
MARAC Coordinator

Telephone No: 0208 227 2133
Email Address: sasha.timmermans@lbbd.gov.uk

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:
The Domestic Abuse Forum is open to all professionals who work within or have an interest in Domestic Abuse. The quarterly Forum is a platform for professionals to share best practice, challenges within the field, raise awareness of Domestic Abuse, undertake training opportunities and generally build their network. If you wish to be part of the Forum please contact Sasha Timmermans who will add you to the distribution list.

Target Group:   Staff 

Cost Implication for Schools: No


Maria Cripps
Business Development Manager Domestic Abuse Services

Thames Mews,
Portsmouth Rd,
KT10 9AD

Mobile Nos: 07936 360110 / 07903 254189

Email Address: mcripps@cranstoun.org.uk
Alternative email Address: philippa.davies@cranstoun.org.uk

Website: https://www.cranstoun.org/

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:
Domestic Abuse Services
Level Up Programme

  • For young people (age 10-18) using violence and/or abuse towards a parent, sibling or partner.
  • Bespoke offer of 10 week group programme or 121 work, dependent on the young person’s needs.
  • Ongoing communication and reporting to the referrer.
  • Attached Family support offer- support for family continues 3 months post programme completion.

Men and Masculinity Programme

  • Group programme working with Perpetrators of domestic abuse.
  • 24 week rolling programme, men can join at any point.
  • Ongoing communication and reporting to the referrer.
  • Evening Delivery to reduce obstacles.
  • Online Delivery during lock down.
  • Attached Women’s support Service for all partners and ex partners of men attending group, support continues 3 months post programme completion.

Target Group: Primary and Secondary Schools  – Pupils, Staff, Parents and Carers

Cost Implication for Schools:  

Ashiana Network

Pam Saleem
Operations Manager Advice & Counselling

750-760 High Road,
E11 3AW

Telephone No: 020 8539 0427

Email Address: pam@ashiana.org.uk

Website: www.ashiana.org.uk

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:
Ashiana provides refuge accommodation, Advice & Counselling, Immigration and training to professionals for women and girls who have experienced Domestic abuse and harmful practices.

Target Group: Secondary Schools  – Pupils, Staff, Parents and Carers

Cost Implication for Schools: No

Barking and Dagenham Domestic & Sexual Abuse Service / Refuge

Isha Hussain
Service Manager

4th Floor
International House
1 St Katharine’s Way

Telephone No: 03004560174
Mobile No: 07971548705

Email Address: BDAdvocacy@refuge.org.uk
Alternative Email Address: Isha_Hussain@refuge.org.uk
Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:

  • Independent Gender-Based Violence Advocates (IGVA’s) – specialist service for those who are at risk of harm within a family or intimate partner relationship
  • Perpetrators Service – an intensive case management approach, co-ordinating with the Family Support & Safeguarding and Life Planning Teams a multi-agency response to hold perpetrators accountable for domestic abuse and facilitate changes in their beliefs, attitudes and behaviour.
  • Young People’s Advocate – A specialist service for young people aged 12 – 17 years old who may be at risk of or are experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, gang related issues and/or child sexual exploitation.
  • Children’s Outreach Worker – A specialist service for children and the non – abusing parent
  • Eastern European Outreach – A specialist service for Eastern European victims of abuse
  • Tech Empowerment – A specialist service to empower victims of abuse about the safe use of technology
  • Refuge’s for safe accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence

Target Group:   Early Years / Primary Schools / Secondary Schools  – Pupils / Staff / Parents and Carers

Cost Implication for Schools:  No

NSPCC – Speak Out. Stay Safe Programme

Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK. The programme includes child friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops delivered by specially trained staff and volunteers who help children:

  • understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs of abuse
  • understand that abuse is never a child’s fault, and they have the right to be safe
  • know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them, including our Childline service.

Due to the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the NSPCC have changed the way their Speak out. Stay safe. programme is delivered and therefore their staff and volunteers won’t be delivering the programme in schools at the moment.

They are delighted however, that with the amazing support of Ant and Dec they have launched an online version of their safeguarding programme for the autumn term – Speak out. Stay safe. online. This offer, available for children aged 5 to 11, includes access to video assemblies and supporting resources for use in the classroom.

The Speak out. Stay safe. online programme is an effective way to support your school’s safeguarding duties and links directly to the curriculum.  It will also help reinforce key messages about abuse and neglect as part of a school’s teaching on relationships.   It will support children to feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

A BSL version is also available for d/Deaf children, and their specially adapted SEND version of Speak out. Stay safe. remains available as usual.

For more information please contact NSPCC Area Coordinator for Central London Katie Fudge on 07710 145585 or katie.fudge@nspcc.org.uk