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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can affect people from all social and economic backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

It includes any action involving abuse between adult family members (including current and former partners). The abuse occurs when a person causes, attempts to cause or threatens to cause emotional, sexual or physical harm to a partner or family member.

Find domestic abuse support services in Kent and Medway

Programmes for recovering from domestic abuse

The NSPCC run the Through Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) programme.

The programme helps children and their mothers talk to each other about domestic abuse, learn to communicate and rebuild their relationships.

They can meet other mums and children who have lived through similar experiences, and share what they have learned.

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Support applying for protective orders

SATEDA can offer support if you need to apply for a protective order through the civil courts.

One of their trained Mackenzie friends can write a statement, help to submit this to court, and attend hearings. SATEDA can also support people through child arrangement proceedings.

They also regularly attend the Medway One Stop Shop for domestic abuse support on Tuesdays at the Sunlight Centre on Richmond Road, Gillingham, 9.30am to 12noon.

Contact SATEDA call 01795 417251 or visit the SATEDA website.

Medway Domestic Abuse Forum

The Medway Domestic Abuse Forum have created a booklet dedicated to giving support, advice and guidance on domestic abuse. 

Download the domestic abuse guidance booklet.