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Domestic violence and abuse: help and support

Help and support with domestic violence and abuse, and violence against women and girls.


In an emergency, always call the police and dial 999.

Solace Women's Aid

Solace Women's Aid provides a range of confidential support on domestic violence and abuse for Barnet residents, men, women and LGBT, over the age of 16.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Advocacy Service (DVAAS)

Call 0208 733 4113, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm.

DVAAS offers information, advocacy and support to reduce risk and increase safety for adults and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, including support for forced marriage and honour based violence cases.

They also provide free courses for women and children in understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Refuge Provision for women and Girls

A safe space for women fleeing domestic and sexual violence where they and their children can stay with experienced and specialist staff who provide individual support.

Spaces can be found by calling the Refuges 24 hour Helpline number on free phone 0808 2000 247.

Telephone help lines

24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline
0808 2000 247

Ascent project
Dedicated advice line to women in London
020 7608 1137

Rights of women advice line
Free and confidential legal advice to women.
0808 802 5565

North London Rape Crisis
0808 801 0305


Domestic violence and abuse one stop shop (drop-in service)

Domestic violence and abuse one stop shop is a free drop-in service for men and women aged 16yrs and over to get advice and information from a range of specialist domestic violence agencies including housing advisors, police, health visitors, solicitors and others partners.

The drop-in takes place at Barnet House (1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ) every week on Thursdays from 9.30am - 12.30pm.

You do not need to be an exisiting client with the agencies and no prior appointment is needed.

Help for domestic violence and abuse perpetrators and their victims

Perpetrator programmes where treatment to clients is based upon risk. This is delivered by RISE Mutual.

Low risk clients will undertake the foundation module of the Building Better Relationships course (BBR).

Medium risk clients will complete foundation module plus either “my thinking’, “my emotions” or “my relationships” modules and high risk clients will complete the full BBR programmes.

Female Aggression and Domestic Abuse (FADA) for standard to high risk female clients.

LGBT Domestic Violence and Abuse service which works on a one-to-one basis.

An integrated support service for male and female victims of DVA, this service could link in to a short programme called New Beginnings. This programme consists of 7 workshops and can be offered to survivors of DVA.

Support for vulnerable adults

A vulnerable adult could be an older person, someone with a mental health problem or a disability, including a learning disability.

If you are concerned about domestic violence and abuse involving a vulnerable adult, contact our Social Care Direct team on 020 8359 5000.

More information can be found on our keeping people safe section.


​Report domestic violence and violence against women and girls 

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