Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse help and support in Portsmouth

The domestic abuse pathway helps professionals to make referrals to services for domestic abuse. Access the Portsmouth pathway here.

This leaflet gives contact details for how to get help with domestic abuse during Coronavirus.

Resources for professionals

Domestic Abuse and Mental Health

This report aims to highlight areas of improvement that can be made to how we as professionals support people affected by domestic abuse who are also experiencing mental health problems. This PDF includes good practice guidance for multi-agency meetings.

We know that people experiencing mental health problems will face additional barriers; to disclosing, to being believed and to accessing services. As such they form a ‘hidden’ group, whose voices are rarely heard. It is important that we identify the barriers, and examine what both frontline practitioners and those with a strategic role can do, to ensure services are more inclusive and responsive.

Adolescent to Parent Violence

This poster from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner includes support numbers for Portsmouth and other areas in Hampshire.

Actions for Commissioners, Domestic Violence Coordinators and Managers of Specialist and Non-specialist services

This resource from Safe Lives lists the Top Ten Actions for commissioners, domestic violence co-ordinators and managers of specialist and non-specialist services.

Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse: a guide to support practitioners and managers: Second edition

The purpose of this guide from the Local Government Association is to help staff to give better informed and more effective support to people who need an adult safeguarding service because of domestic abuse.

It addresses situations where an adult who has care and support needs is being harmed or abused by an intimate partner or close family member in a way which could also be defined as domestic abuse. It does not seek to replace existing safeguarding procedures and it is anticipated that it be read and used in the context of local procedures and protocols.