Domestic Abuse

Interview with CEO of East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services

With reporting of domestic abuse on the rise in Britain, VC News talks to one woman Michelle Blunsom who, as CEO of East Surrey Domestic Abuse, is spearheading the fight against it. East Surrey Domestic

PCC Conference – Vulnerability, Power and Control

On 9 March 2017 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey held a conference exploring the theme of vulnerability, perpetrator power and control and how professionals and practitioners can better safeguard both adults and children

Hear from some of our providers and service users

A short video featuring interviews with some of our providers and service users.

Victim Support Champions

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) is a community organisation with charity and company status. It has fifty two

Support to Domestic Abuse Refuges

There are a number of refuges located across Surrey that act as safe houses in secret locations for women

Surrey’s Domestic Abuse Outreach Service

Outreach services offer an independent, confidential, listening service to anyone affected by domestic abuse. They are free and impartial services, which can assist by giving practical help and emotional support as well as providing information

Understanding Coercive Control with Professor Evan Stark

On 29 December 2015, coercive and controlling behaviour in an intimate or family relationship became a criminal offence, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Coercive control is a pattern of behaviour