Lewisham Children & Family Centre

domestic abuse

Making a referral to our services

Information for Professionals working with families in Lewisham. The Early Years Alliance Children and Family Centres provide 1:1 Family Support, Parenting Courses and Domestic Abuse Recovery Programmes to families facing difficult periods and challenges in their lives. All referrals for the following services can be completed online via our professionals referral form or sent to…

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical. Coercive control is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim. This controlling behaviour is designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence…

Support for male victims domestic abuse

If you are (or suspect you are) a male victim of domestic abuse – you are not alone. There are many organisations that can help you and most offer an anonymous service and have quick to escape webpages so your partner cannot see that you’ve accessed their website. Many of these services are for those…

Have you experienced Domestic Violence during the Euro’s?

Despite the national obsession for the recent Euro 2020 tournament, for many, football tournaments can put them at further danger from Domestic violence. It’s reported that Domestic Violence can increase by 26% when England win and a staggering 38% if they lose. You’re not alone. If you, or someone you know are at risk of…

The Impact of our Domestic Abuse Recovery Support

We would like to share a short video with you that illustrates the impact that our domestic abuse recovery support – the Children Overcoming Domestic Abuse (CODA) Programme – has had on children throughout this challenging year.  Using the voices of the children, this powerful video encapsulates the child’s lived experience and what they have gained as a…

Support from Athena

Christmas can be a difficult time for families but if you and your children are not safe this Christmas there is help available here in Lewisham. Athena can help; Women and girls aged over 13, Men aged 16 or older and anyone who identifies as Transgender and identifies as male, female, as another gender, or…

Recognising Domestic Abuse

Violence against women and girls (also called ‘gender-based violence’) is rooted in inequality between the sexes; it is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women. It takes many different forms including domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and modern slavery, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and so-called ‘honour’ violence. No matter what your experience of gender-based violence, Refuge…

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