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Domestic Violence & Abuse Team

Mare Street,
E8 3SG
Telephone: 0800 056 0905
Telephone: 0208 356 4458
Telephone: 0208 356 4459


Offers advocacy, advice and support to anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough and is experiencing domestic violence or any form of abuse. We support both men and women over the age of 18 years of age and link young people aged 16 – 18 with a specialist youth worker. Face to face appointments are offered to all clients who are in need. If we are unable to support a client due to their circumstances falling outside of our remit, we will signpost them to appropriate services.

The team offers:

  • Domestic abuse helpline and advocate service (service also available in Turkish and Bengali)
  • A male support worker
  • Additional domestic abuse advocacy via nia, voluntary sector organisation
  • Counselling Service for victims of trauma
  • Advice and information to professionals supporting victims of Domestic Violence
  • A MARAC coordinator who receives high risk referrals from a range of professionals and lists them for the next meeting of the MARAC (held every three weeks). This conference of key professionals will consider all aspects of the case and determine a multi-agency action plan to help to reduce the risk to the victim/s. The referring agency should attend the MARAC.
  • Support/advice service for victims via Thames Specialist Domestic Violence Court
  • VAWG Forum open to all agencies

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 9.30 - 5pm (by appointment only)

Other Details



Referral required?


Referral Details

Self referral or by an agency.

If by an agency a referral form to be completed.

What to do if you have a complaint

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If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Buses: 26, 48, 55, 106, 254

Train: London Fields

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