Concerns about the risk of domestic violence increasing for women, men and children under COVID-19 social distancing measures means that residents are encouraged to learn the signs to spot, so if something concerning is seen or heard, they know where they can report it.
We are delighted to report that the Community Links Bromley Board has agreed to sign a partnership commitment to strengthen awareness of DVA in Bromley. We will be working to promote the message that tackling DVA is everyone's responsibility.
- Download the Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) Strategy 2021-24
In an emergency always call 999. If it is not an emergency, and you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers online, or on the phone by calling 0800 555 111 with 100 per cent anonymity guaranteed.
Read the Crimestopper’s guide on domestic violence and the signs to spot. Here you can find out more information about domestic violence and where you can get advice and support.
If you have concerns about the safety of an adult visit the Bromley Council website.
Bromley Council commission a number of services from Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid to support victims and survivors, and to challenge perpetrators to change their behaviour.
Bromley Brighter Beginnings fund occasional activities & essentials for women and children living in domestic violence refuges referred to their services. All referrals must be made by a professional (such as social worker, teacher, health visitor, refuge worker etc.) working with families who suffer from financial hardship and must be for a family (at least one adult and one child under the age of 18).
Survivors of Abuse (SOB) is a Bromley charity that provides a programme that empowers survivors holistically, focusing on mindset, nutrition, fitness and stress management.
Bromley Relief In Need, often known as BRIN, provides essential items (usually up to a value of £300) to a person in need living in Bromley.
To learn more about the different types of abuse, visit the Bromley Safeguarding Adults Board.
Tackling DVA is everyone's responsibility!
Government press release: New duties for councils to provide support in safe accommodation for domestic abuse victims
Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid: ‘Never Too Late’ Project
‘Never Too Late’ is a pilot project for domestic abuse survivors over the age of 50 within the Bromley Borough. The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of violence and abuse towards older victims and survivors. It also aims to reduce stress and isolation of the survivors and increase their self-confidence.
The project consists of 'Coffee Mornings' and workshops and focuses on tackling barriers like social stigma and boundaries. BCWA hopes that this project will reduce the need for crisis-intervention in Bromley within this age group.
Referrals will be open from October. Please do get in touch with BCWA’s support line for referrals. They do accept self-referrals too. Their support line number is: 02083139303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.