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Consultation Survey: ‘Essex Integrated D

Consultation Survey:

Overview The consultation seeks views on the creation a new single point of access so women, men, young people and children affected by Domestic Abuse can get access to the right support services for them. The single point of access is a provision funded by Essex County Council in partnership with the Office of Essex […]

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week 2017

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week is now over for another year, but we had a brilliant time! This year we provided training to over 100 professionals in Southend around a variety of domestic abuse-related issues, including basic domestic abuse awareness, the effect that domestic abuse has on children and young people and working with victims of […]

The cost of domestic abuse in Southend

With 4,200 incidents reported to Southend Police last year, the cost of ‘dealing with’ domestic abuse cost statutory services just under £10.5 million in 2016-17. Yet we know that only 35% of domestic abuse incidents are reported to the Police. The actual cost of domestic abuse to our council, police and health services could be […]

Thank you RBS!

This week we have received a fantastic donation – boxes and boxes of toiletries donated by staff at RBS in Thanet Grange. We support adults and families who are on low incomes – often because of many years of financial abuse. We’ve lost count of the number of women who come to us and tell […]

Ethnic Minority Project

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SOS Domestic Abuse Projects has a brand new project working to provide specific support to people from ethnic minority communities in Southend. Funded by the DCLG, the year-long Ethnic Minority project is working to: – raise awareness in the local community of issues affecting ethnic minority communities, such as forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ based violence, […]

Our new project Break the Cycle visits s...

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Break the Cycle is our new project within SOS Domestic Abuse Projects promoting healthy relationships in Southend-on-Sea. Funded by the Big Lottery: Reaching Communities Fund, Break the Cycle aims to help children and young people understand the importance of healthy relationships. We recently visited Chase High School; our team had a great day running more healthy […]

Leigh-on-Sea Rotary present SOS Domestic...

Kathy Dodd of SOS Domestic Abuse receives cheque from Leigh Rotary President Eric Jude

The outgoing president of Leigh Rotary Club, Eric Jude, presented a cheque for £2,500 to SOS Domestic Abuse Projects in June. Leigh Rotary Club invited us to speak at their meeting, and we told them about the work that we did and gave them some illustrations of the way that we have helped local people […]