Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 300 local services, who work to end violence against women and children, and support over 200,000 women and children each year.
Women’s Aid undertakes campaigning and political lobbying to achieve the aim of ending domestic violence against women and children.
Women’s Aid also provides a range of services to support and protect women and children;
- The National Domestic Violence Helpline (NDVHL) – run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge
- The Survivors’ Forum – an online messageboard for women who have been affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and to offer support to one another.
- The Hideout – a website for children and young people.
- The Survivors’ Handbook – a resource that provides practical support andinformation for women experiencing domestic violence with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.
- The National Training Centre – provides accredited specialist domestic and sexual violence training
Women’s Aid’s role within the consortium
Women’s Aid is part of the London VAWG Consortium, made up of six partnerships funded by London Councils to deliver a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Women’s Aid is the Lead organisation for the Pan-London Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines strand.
This project delivers specialist, integrated helpline services for all survivors of domestic and sexual violence throughout London providing immediate practical and emotional support as well as signposting to other support services.
The project monitors access to refuge services to support the future development of provision in London
The Pan-London Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines are provided by the National Domestic Violence Helpline – run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, the Sexual Violence Helpline – run by the Women and Girls Network (WGN) and the Sexual Violence Helpline run by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC).