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- Domestic violence accounts for 16 per cent of violent incidents
in the UK.
- One in four women and one in six men have been a victim of
domestic violence since the age of 16.
- Domestic violence has more repeat victims than any other crime
(on average there will have been 35 assaults before a victim calls
- 89 per cent of those suffering four or more attacks of domestic
violence are women.
- On average, domestic violence claims the lives of two women
each week and 30 men each year.
- 75 per cent of children on the child protection register are
living with domestic violence.
- Domestic violence costs in excess of £23billion a year.
- Domestic violence is the largest cause of morbidity worldwide
in women aged 19-44 (greater than war, cancer or motor vehicle
Are you a woman in need of advice and support due to domestic
Women and children fleeing domestic violence are vulnerable. As
well as a roof over their heads, they need time and guidance for
the future. Casa
Support offers this, from crisis to resettlement. It also
gives valuable peace of mind to referring agencies.
Casa Support offers accommodation and an extensive network of
support to women, with or without children, who are fleeing
domestic violence. Refuges of various sizes and self-contained
flats are located across Kent. Shared housing operates within
guidelines for the safety and protection of all residents. All of
the accommodation also offers anonymity and protection, for as long
as is needed: for example, there are firm policies on the admission
of men into refuges. After a period of time, women who are ready to
move on to more independent living but who will still need some
support can move into the self-contained flats.
More information is available about finding a refuge in Medway, including specific
information for Asian women who want to speak to someone about
finding a refuge.
Other useful contacts:
Are you a man in need of advice and support due to domestic
Do you want details of Medway Domestic Abuse Forum?
The forum is part of Medway Community Safety Partnership. More
information can be obtained by contacting Angela Howe, Chair,
57 Romsey Close
Kent ME2 3TJ
In the event of an emergency occurring outside normal
office hours (Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 5.15pm, Friday
8.30am - 4.45pm) contact a duty social worker on the 24-hour
emergency contact numbers below.