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Useful contacts for help and support

In an emergency call the Police: 999

Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Services
Provide outreach and counselling services for victims of domestic abuse.

Phone: 01227 452 852

Website: www.rsdvp.co.uk

Canterbury Women’s Refuge
Crisis accommodation and free confidential advice, during office hours.

Phone: 01227 452 849

Dove Project
Information on refuge space in the Southeast & East Anglia.

Phone: 01702 300 066

National Domestic Violence Helpline
Advice and accommodation.

Phone: 0808 200 0247 (24 hour)

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

The Hideout
Interactive site for children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Website: www.thehideout.org.uk

Broken Rainbow
Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

Phone: 0845 260 4460

Website: www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

Men’s Advice Line
For men experiencing abuse or violence from their partner.

Phone: 0800 8010327

Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Respect
Helpline for men worried about their behaviour towards their partner.

Phone: 0845 122 8609

The Tulip Project
Support parents who have experienced violence at the hands of their children.

Phone: 0151 637 6363

For more information and to download posters and leaflets regarding domestic abuse go to the Canterbury Community Safety Partnership home page, click on Your Safety and then the Domestic Abuse page.

LEGAL ADVICE
Advice is available from two specialist family lawyers in Canterbury, Boyes & Maughan and Robinsons Solicitors. Both of these firms attend the One Stop Shop to provide free and confidential advice, information and support. The One Stop Shop is open every Thursday from 9.30am-12.30pm and no appointment is necessary. It is held at the Riverside Children’s Centre in Kingsmead Road, Canterbury.

Boys & Maughan Solicitors
Website: http://www.boysandmaughan.co.uk/site/personal_advice/family_law/

Robinsons Solicitors
Website: http://www.robinsonssolicitors.com/family-law.asp