Domestic and Sexual Violence: Information for Professionals

The DV Hub (Kingston Domestic Violence Hub)

This information is for professionals working with domestic or sexual violence. If you are a member of the public affected by domestic or sexual violence, see get help with domestic or sexual violence.

The Kingston Domestic Violence (DV) Hub is a service offering a single point of access for self or agency referrals, and to support practitioners working with victims of domestic violence.

Research demonstrates the value of independent support for victims – even if you are working closely with a service user, a DV specialist may be able to provide extra guidance for your practice or support for the victim. They can also link the client to support networks in the borough.

The DV Hub is home to a team of DV professionals, including:

  • independent domestic violence advocates (IDVAs)

  • DV case workers

  • a children’s worker

Practitioners are encouraged to call the DV Hub for help and advice around working with domestic violence. A key function of the DV Hub is to support practitioners in risk assessing all cases where domestic violence is a feature.

Call 020 8547 6046 or send the DV Hub an email.

The DV Hub phone line is open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.