Domestic abuse information for practitioners

Information/guidance

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.

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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.

How to refer a client to Hestia

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:

  • adult 16+ Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (IDVA)
  • outreach support (including specialist provision for BAMER groups)
  • group-based support.

If you or your client is experiencing abuse, please make a referral by completing our referral form. All referrals will be followed up by our team within 48 hours of us receiving them.

Hestia's opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Email: Slough.IDVA@hestia.org or Slough.IDVA@hestia.org.cjsm.net

Telephone: 01753 477352.

Slough Domestic Abuse Contact

Domestic abuse is a specific focus for the Safer Slough Partnership Board under the ‘Violence – Protecting People’ theme.

For further more information please contact the Community Safety Team on communitysafety@slough.gov.uk