Domestic Abuse
Domestic Abuse


Redcar & Cleveland Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Service

Our service works throughout the Redcar & Cleveland area offering support and advice relating to domestic and sexual violence. This can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial or psychological.


The refuge provides safe and secure refuge accommodation to women and children who are fleeing domestic abuse. Our refuge is purpose built with 12 flats ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms. The flats are self contained with a kitchen, lounge, bedrooms and bathroom fully furnished to a high standard. Within the refuge we also have a training/meeting room, communal kitchen, communal lounge, laundry and childrens area.

Whilst living in the refuge customers will be allocated a key worker who can offer assistance with attending meetings, legal support such as attending courts and solicitors, housing, benefits, support with secondary needs such as substance misuse, health, money management, access to counselling and such.

Tel: 0300 4562214 free from mobiles

.pdf fileFoundation Refuge Accommodation Service.pdf

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

The IDVA can help and support victims of domestic abuse who are accessing or thinking of accessing the criminal justice system. They can liaise between the police and court services to ensure that the victims voice is heard. The IDVA works closely with the witness service which allows court visits giving the victim the opportunity to look around the courtroom prior to any criminal trial and discuss any queries the victim may have. The IDVA can also offer emotional and practical support to fit in with your needs. They can help you to explore your options and provide information to enable you to make the best choices for you and your family.

Tel: 07718707497 or 03004562214

.pdf fileFoundation Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service.pdf

Sanctuary Scheme

At times it can feel that the only solution to domestic abuse is to continually move which can mean moving away from family and other support networks. The aim of the Sanctuary Scheme is to make it possible for victims and potential victims of domestic violence to remain in their home and feel safe. This entails the provision and installation of security measures to a residents home which will in turn deter the perpetrator from any repeat incidents and allow the resident to feel safer in their home. Anyone fitting the criteria can be considered for the scheme regardless of who you rent your home from but we will need permission from the landlord/owner to carry out the work. We will make arrangements with the Crime Reduction Officer (CRO) to carry out a property survey and risk assessment.

Temporary refuge accommodation can be arranged through Foundation for clients who still feel threatened and are at risk of further violence whilst they are waiting for an assessment and for the agreed measures to be installed.

Tel: 07718707504 or 03004562214

.pdf fileSanctuary Scheme

Freedom Programme

The Freedom programme is a 12 week rolling programme. This means you can join at any point, the benefits are the same so long as you complete the whole 12 weeks.
Who is it for: The programme is for women who have experienced domestic abuse in the past and for women who are presently in an abusive relationship.
The aims:

  • To help women understand the beliefs held by perpetrators and in doing so recognise which of those beliefs they have shared
  • To illustrate the effects of domestic abuse on children
  • To assist women to recognise potential future abusers
  • To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives.
Tel: 03004562214 free from mobiles


.pdf file Foundation Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service.pdf (560k)
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.pdf file Foundation Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service.pdf (536k)
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.pdf file Foundation Refuge Accommodation Service.pdf (582k)
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.pdf file Foundation Sanctuary Scheme.pdf (550k)
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Useful Numbers:

Womens Aid: 0808 2000 247
Police (none emergency): 101
Police (emergency): 999


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