We have many leaflets for professionals working with those who have been abused by their partner.
Hertfordshire's Domestic Abuse Strategy
It sets out how all the agencies with a responsibility for preventing and tackling domestic abuse will work together to break the cycle of abuse.
Herts Sunflower services leaflets
Hertfordshire Sunflower Services Leaflet (October 2011)
Hertfordshire Sunflower drop in service - leaflet
Herts Sunflower poster (2018) (PDF)
Hertfordshire Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) flyer
General advice leaflets
Going to court (pdf)
Domestic abuse and the law (pdf)
Domestic violence general advice factsheet (pdf)
Domestic Violence Protection Notice/Order factsheet (pdf)
Coercive control factsheet (pdf)
Clare’s Law (Disclosure Scheme) factsheet
Domestic abuse leaflets from national services
The Women’s Aid website has a ‘survivor handbook’ available in many different languages. Women’s Aid – Help & Advice – Information in Other Languages. The Survivor’s Handbook provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of accessing support. It includes information on safety planning, legal options, the effects of abuse on children, housing and refuge options and health issues.
National Centre For Domestic Violence website – Professionals can make a referral directly to the National Centre for Domestic Violence online for help with injunctions. The victim will be contacted within 24 hours.
Mankind leaflet – provides advice and support for male victims
Galop are an LGBT+ anti-violence charity. They work with individuals who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had issues with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. They are a completely independent community-led group.
Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit
Domestic Abuse is a priority for the Hertfordshire Constabulary. They have a dedicated safeguarding command of operational teams responsible for dealing with vulnerable adults and children. The new Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit is included in this command and sits alongside other teams responsible for vulnerable groups.
The Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit is a dedicated Domestic Abuse unit which deals with all intimate relationship cases (both victims and perpetrators), Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. Their aim is to:
– Improve outcomes for victims
– Reduce repeat victimisation
– Deal more efficiently with perpetrators
'Hertfordshire Change' is a new programme aimed at perpetrators of domestic abuse and was piloted in Stevenage from 2 April 2014 and now also runs in Watford and Broxbourne. Operated by Relate North Essex and East Herts and in partnership with Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse, it's a community Domestic Abuse prevention programme for men who want to take positive steps to change the way they behave in relationships. Hertfordshire Change is delivered over 27 sessions, with each lasting around 2.5 hours.
The pilot programme is available free to clients referred through agencies, and men who self refer will be required to make a small donation towards their cost, this is based upon what they are able to afford and usually ranges between £10 – £20 per session.
Alongside this is a women’s service providing support for women whose (ex) partner has been referred to the programme.
Hertfordshire Change referral form (PDF)
Caring Dads information referral form (MS Word)
The men's centre leaflet (pdf)