Women and Girls' Network

 

Women and Girls' Network (WGN) is a free, women-only service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence. They offer counselling, advocacy and advice for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence, including sexual and domestic violence. Their overall aim is to promote, preserve and restore the mental health and well-being of women and girls, to empower them to make a total and sustainable recovery from their experiences of violence.

Website:http://www.wgn.org.uk/
Services:Counselling / therapy, Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:London

Women as Protectors

Organisation:NSPCC
 

Women as Protectors helps mums and carers who are in contact with a man who poses a risk of sexual harm to children. This might be a current or ex-partner, someone who will be returning to the family or another family member who is in contact with the children.

We run 10 group sessions, lasting 2 hours each, which help mums and carers:

  • understand more about sexual abuse
  • learn more about why a man might sexually harm a child
  • share feelings about their partner's behaviour
  • understand why others may be concerned about him
  • learn how to talk to their children about risk and sexual abuse – and how to keep them safe

These sessions are followed by ongoing individual support with a trained and supervised volunteer.

We also offer 4 optional sessions with the child. In these sessions they can talk about their thought and feelings. We help them to build their confidence and understand their support network.

Through the support we provide to women, we can develop a detailed report that can help inform professionals’ decisions and planning. Just let us know if you need it. The report will include:

  • an assessment of the mum or carer's ability to protect, based on topics covered in the group work
  • any identified risk issues and support needs for the woman and her children
  • the thoughts and feelings of the child, through the programme's work with children

We will work with the family and other agencies to make informed decisions about the children and their future safety.

 

Website:https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/services-for-children-and-families/women-as-protectors/
Services:Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:Belfast, Croydon, Southampton, Stoke on Trent, York

Women's Aid (Aanchal)

 

Aanchal helps to stop violent situations from escalating by offering emergency care with immediate referrals to safety and shelter. They offer counselling and emotional support through an accredited counselling telephone service. Also, emotional support through support group sessions and self development workshops. Aanchal offers an advocacy service to help service users access housing and welfare benefits. They also give legal advice and provide advocacy in issues regarding child protection and immigration status.
 

Website:http://www.aanchal.org.uk
Services:Counselling / therapy, Independent sexual violence advice, Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:London

Women's Aid (Berkshire)

Organisation:Women's Aid
 

Women's Aid (Berkshire) provides advice, support and refuge services to individuals of domestic abuse and provides information and education on the subject to make the case for effective action against domestic violence, intimidation and psychological abuse and for policies that support victims of abuse. They provide confidential support, information, outreach services and refuge accommodation for women and their children who are affected by domestic abuse and violence. They also provide confidential support, information and outreach services to men who have experienced domestic abuse and violence.

Website:http://www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk/
Services:Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:South East

Women's Aid (Bristol)

Organisation:Women's Aid
 

Empowers women who have been affected by domestic abuse to live independent lives, free from fear and abuse.   Keep the voice of the survivor at the heart of everything they do; meet the needs of  women and children affected by domestic abuse; provide services run by women that are based on listening to survivors and responding to what they define as their needs.

Website:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
Services:Counselling / therapy, Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:Bristol

Women's Aid (EVA)

 

Women's Aid (EVA) supports women,  young people and children (over 12 years) who are or have been victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence.  EVA provide safe house accommodation,  IDVA,  ISVA,  counselling,  advice/information,  programmes,  professional 'surgeries',  and a drop-in facility at their high street premises.

Website:http://www.eva.org.uk
Services:Counselling / therapy, Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:Redcar

Women's Aid (Leicestershire)

Organisation:UAVA
 

Women’s Aid Leicestershire (under UAVA) is a unique service provider, accompanying domestic abuse and sexual violence survivors (women) on every step of their journey, whilst also working to prevent future violence.

Website:http://www.uava.org.uk
Services:Counselling / therapy, Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:Leicester

Women's Aid (Northampton)

 

Northampton Women’s Aid believes that everyone has a right to live in safety and have a future without fear. Their mission is to lead in preventing and ending domestic violence, and to advocate and ensure the safety of abused women and children who have the right to live free from violence and abuse. They assist with refuge accommodation and provide interventions for families with children under 5 years old, including group work for individuals, perpetrators and children.

Website:http://www.northamptonwomensaid.org.uk/
Services:Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:Northampton

Women's Health Advice Centre

 

Cygnus Support is a registered charity and is supported by a number of funding partners to provide high quality services that are predominantly free to the end user. They provide women, men and young people (aged 14 years plus) in Northumberland with high quality counselling, personal development, education and information on issues contributing to their general health and wellbeing.

Website:http://www.cygnussupport.com/contact-us
Services:Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:Northumberland

Wycombe Rape Crisis

Organisation:Rape Crisis
 

They are an organisation of women supporting female survivors of any form of sexual violence - rape, assault or child sexual abuse - whether historical, recent or current. If you are a woman or girl (aged 16 years and over), and feel or know that you have been sexually assaulted, sexually abused or raped, they are there for you.  They can help whether it happened recently or at any time in the past.  It may have been by a stranger or someone known to you, including people in your family. Apart from initial support over the phone, they do not offer services to men and people under 16 years, however, they can direct you to an appropriate service.

Website:http://www.wycomberapecrisis.org.uk/
Services:Counselling / therapy, Independent sexual violence advice, Support services
Who can refer?Contact the Service for info about referrals
Location:High Wycombe

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