There is an expectation that all Slough practitioners can respond and provide basic safety advice to anyone suffering with domestic abuse. Please refer to your organisation safeguarding policy for support and guidance or refer to the domestic abuse referral pathway and provision map.
For information about children please view the Slough LSCB Procedures Manual.
For information about adults with care and support needs please view the Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Policy & Procedures.
Hestia will be providing a specialist domestic abuse service in Slough, including outreach support for individuals across East Berkshire. This service will provide practical and emotional support to women, men and children who are victims of domestic abuse via:
If you or your client is experiencing abuse, please make a referral by completing our referral form and risk indicator checklist and submit this via our secure email. All referrals will be followed up by our team within 48 hours of us receiving them.
Our opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Telephone: 01753 477352.
Slough holds monthly MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) meetings to provide risk assessment for people suffering with domestic abuse. At this meeting information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases between representatives of local police, health, child protection, housing practitioners, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs), probation and other specialists from the statutory and voluntary sectors.
If a client is identified as being as high risk the case should be referred to the MARAC via your agency’s Designated MARAC Officer (DMO) If you do not have a DMO within your organisation please contact our Domestic Abuse Partnership Co-ordinator Rachel Axtell on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01753 477352.
MARAC training is run twice a year for experienced practitioners in Slough.
The next training dates are:
To book a course please email Corletta.email@example.com or call 01753 875206.
Slough is currently recruiting an initial sixty domestic abuse champions from all professional backgrounds. In addition to their substantive role will provide a network of expertise around supporting Slough agencies, practitioners and clients suffering with domestic abuse.
These DA Champions, once trained, would be a source of reference to their organisation and peers by cascading learning and awareness; a point of contact between agencies to ensure a stronger multi agency approach and also a means of identifying best practice, issues, problems or hurdles facing victims of domestic abuse within our local strategy.
This is not just about the initial training, it is an ongoing role with regular updates and offers further opportunities to learn and network with partner agencies to develop better communication between agencies at a practitioner level.
We are specifically seeking practitioners or professionals from:
New dates are to be confirmed. Please contact Rachel Axtell on firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest.
Domestic abuse is a specific focus for the Safer Slough Partnership Board under the ‘Violence – Protecting People’ theme which forms part of the key priorities for 2016-19.
For further more information please contact the Community Safety Team on email@example.com