For Professionals

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The Home Office Definition of Domestic Abuse is

"Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass but is not limited to: psychological,  physical, sexual, financial, emotional."

Women who experience domestic violence face many practical and emotional obstacles to leaving an abusive partner. These can vary from practical problems regarding housing, children and money, to emotional feelings such as love, fear and guilt. Constant abuse and criticism can also destroy a woman’s self-esteem.

Professionals seeking information on behalf of women experiencing domestic abuse can obtain help and support from our telephone line 020 8317 8273 or using the links below can refer women and children, who live in the Greenwich Borough, to our floating support and women and children from anywhere in the UK to our refuge services.

Professionals seeking information on behalf of women experiencing domestic abuse can call our advice line 020 8317 8273.

Greenwich DVA Directory

A directory of local and national agencies for women, children and men who have experienced DVA.

DVA Services and Resource Directory updated January 2017

This directory will be updated every six months.

To be included in this directory please email:

Agency referrals

Our partner agencies and other statutory agencies can make referrals to Greenwich DVA Services by filling out the form electronically and emailing back to the address on the form:

For Refuge:  Refuge Referral Form

Floating Support:  Floating Support Referral Form


Greenwich DVA Services can deliver training courses tailored to your organisation’s requirements. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your training needs.


Phone: 0208 317 8273

The Freedom Programme

We run workshops on self-esteem and DV awareness within the Greenwich borough in particular the recognised and celebrated  Freedom Programme.

A creche is provided.

10 Week Courses 2018/2019 Commencing:

Tuesday 17 April – 26 June 1pm – 3pm Abbey Wood Children’s Centre (break 29 May for half term)

Friday 14 Sept – 23 Nov 9.30 -11.30 Discovery Children's Centre (break 26 Oct for half term)

Monday 1st Oct – 10 Dec 1pm – 3pm Mulberry Park Children's Centre (break 22 Oct for half term)

Monday 14 Jan – 23 March 2019  9.30 – 11.30 Waterways Children's (break 18 Feb for half term)


Phone: 0208 317 8273


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