Who can help?

We fund specialist services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, open to people affected directly or indirectly, including friends and family members.

Further information

United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA) 

Information and support service 

You can access: 

  • telephone or face to face support
  • specialist counselling
  • group support
  • information on options, practical information on how to improve your safety and the safety of your home and court support.
  • specialist black and minority ethnic and young people workers are available. 

Perpetrator interventions 

Anyone concerned about their own behaviour being abusive can get in touch to get further information: 

  • both group work and individual work is part of this service
  • specific programmes around better parenting are available. 

A safe home service 

This service offers:

  • women-only refuge accommodation with or without children
  • safe supported accommodation to men fleeing domestic or sexual violence.
  • range of information on safe housing options. 

A children, young people and families service 

Providing: 

  • emotional and practical support to families affected by sexual or domestic violence
  • respite activities
  • specialist counselling - one to one and group work
  • Young people's workers available 

Additional information 

Do you know about Clare's law? 

Clare’s law – the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme - gives individuals the right to find out whether a new partner has been a domestic abuse offender in the past. It is designed to provide victims with information that may protect them from an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy.  

To find out more information visit the Leicestershire Police website. 

Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) 

DVPOs give the police and magistrates the power to protect victims in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident. With DVPOs, a perpetrator can be banned with immediate effect from returning to a residence and from having contact with the victim for up to twenty-eight days, allowing the victim time to consider their options and get the support they need.