Lauren Harley

Associate Solicitor

DATE PUBLISHED: 04 Jan 2024 LAST UPDATED: 24 Jan 2024

Domestic Abuse Support Services

If you believe that you are a victim of domestic violence or at risk of becoming a victim, there are several support services available to help you.

See below the details of some of the services available:

Domestic abuse support services in Dorset:

  • Dorset Police – if it is not an emergency, you can call 101 for support and advice.
  • Refuge and other domestic abuse support services in Bournemouth and Poole 01202 710777 /
  • Paragon (Dorset team) counselling – freephone 0800 032 5204

Domestic abuse support services in London:

National services and support providers include:

If you are concerned about your children being exposed to and/or living with domestic violence, you can find advice and guidance on the CAFCASS website.

Our family solicitors can advise you on the legal options available when seeking protection from an abuser, including applying for civil injunction orders from the family court. Please see our Domestic Violence blog, “Domestic Violence – Keeping you and your children safe during lockdown” for more information and contact our Family Team if you need any advice on 01202 636223 or at

How can we help?

When you submit this form an email will be sent to the relevant department who will contact you within 48 hours. If you require urgent advice please call 01202 525333.

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