An IDVA stands for ‘Independent Domestic Violence Advisors’. They are trained specialists who have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system, the civil court system and local services. They can provide counselling and support.

This service offers support to both men and women (16+) who are currently experiencing Domestic Abuse. Support is tailored to individual needs and is focused on reducing the risk and minimising the harm of the trauma of Domestic Abuse.

Referral to IDVA:

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Get support

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, is available on 0808 2000 247, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.

Hestia's Refuge Referral Line also helps women and children to find domestic abuse refuge spaces across London and the south east. Call 0808 169 9975 or email us at [email protected], Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.