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Domestic violence useful contacts

Brentwood Borough Council is a member of the Brentwood Domestic Violence Forum, which consists of a number of agencies who are working together to combat domestic violence. If you require further information from other members of the Forum, please use the contact details below:

Basildon Women’s Refuge
Tel: 01268 581591
A charitable organisation providing refuge for women and their children who have been victims of domestic violence, which may be physical, mental or sexual. Trained staff can offer you support and advice, and a telephone counselling service is also available if you do not wish to leave home, despite suffering domestic abuse.

Male Advice & Enquiry Line
Tel: 0808 8010327 Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse

Tel: 01273 911 680
Support for men who have been sexually abused

Men Have Rights Too
Tel: 07456 257 457
For male victims of domestic violence and abuse

Social Services
Tel: 0345 6037630
If your children are living in a violent situation they may be considered as “Children in Need” under the Children Act 1989. Social Services have a duty to support such families and can offer help and advice. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Victim Support
Tel: 08 08 16 89 111
Offers a free and confidential service providing emotional support, practical information and literature and someone to accompany you to a Police station or Court attendance.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Tel: 08444 775991 
An independent general advice service, offering free and confidential advice on a wide range of subjects. You can use the Bureau on a walk-in basis or on the telephone. Free legal advice is available.

Tel: 01277 263325
A voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under 5 years.