Canterbury – Riverside Children’s Centre in Kingsmead Road. Every Thursday – 9.30am to 12.30pm
Herne Bay – Poppy’s Children Centre in Kings Road. Every Tuesday – 9.30am to 12pm
Every week there is a solicitor available to give legal advice and a representative from the Canterbury domestic abuse charity Rising Sun. Information on refuges, state benefits, debt, housing, health, drug or alcohol problems and many other issues is also available.
The Canterbury one stop shop has been operating since June 2009. Its continued success led to the launch of a One-Stop Shop in Herne Bay on Tuesday 6 November. Both bring together many organisations including the Canterbury Community Safety Unit, Home Start, Casa Support, the Epic Trust, Family Action, Canterbury City Council, Kent Police, housing associations, health visitors and many others. Some of the organisations visit weekly, some monthly and others are at the end of the phone if needed.
The organisations understand that sometimes all a person wants is a place to go where someone will listen to them. They are available to listen or offer help and advice if needed.
Tackling domestic abuse is one of the Canterbury Community Safety Partnership’s priorities. We aim to bring it out into the open, to help victims and to address the causes.
We run campaigns targeted at victims, offenders and the wider community to raise awareness of the issue. We plan to further develop our work in this area so that we can continue to support victims, to look at prevention and to support action against perpetrators.
For more information on the one stop shop phone 01227 452 852.
Launch of the Domestic Abuse Support in Kent website. (December 2012)
This is a new resource covering Kent and Medway providing advice and information on services for victims, friends & family, and perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.
To visit this informative site visit http://www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk/
Kent Police 999 (in an emergency) 101 (non-emergency)
Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Services 01227 452 852
Victim Support 0845 389 9527
Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0844 499 4128
Riverside Children’s Centre 01227 457 552/483 579
Home-start Canterbury and Coastal 01227 472 050
Family Action 01227 370 987
Women’s Aid 0800 200 0247
Canterbury and District Early Years Project 01227 786 420
Respect 020 7022 1801
Are you a man suffering from domestic abuse?
Mankind 01823 334 244
A new domestic abuse reduction strategy for the Canterbury district was launched on Friday November 26 2010, at St Mary Bredin Church in Canterbury.
The strategy has been put together by the Canterbury Community Safety Partnership and the Canterbury District Domestic Violence Forum. It is their second domestic abuse strategy for the Canterbury area.