Civil & Family Court Service

We offer safety and support to women going through the court process to help get their voices heard, their needs met and to help make it an easier step

What we do:

We ensure that you have a voice and that you are heard within the civil / family courts.  By listening to your wishes and advocating on your behalf we are sending out a strong message that the we will not tolerate Domestic Abuse

  • We aim to get the best outcome for you and your children 
  • We prioritise your safety needs through safety planning
  • We offer emotional and practical support. This might include explaining the legal process and finding you emergency accommodation if needed
  • We keep you updated on developments throughout the process
  • We give you support around hearings, pre-hearing visits and work with the Victim Support teams to ensure you are fully supported
  • We establish your wishes in relation to some of the more technical aspects to the process for example:
    • Restraining Orders – we ensure that your wishes have been acknowledged
    • Supporting applications to influence bail conditions
    • Ensuring your wishes are heard

This project is funded by: 

How you can access support from us:

If you are a woman looking for support you can contact us by calling 01623 683 250. We will need some information from you to get things started and will do this sensitively either over the phone or in person.

If you are a professional looking for support on a case you can call us on 01623 683 250 and we will be able to support you over the phone If you want to make a referral you will need to complete a referral form (we can e-mail this to you).  Please complete the referral form and e-mail this to us at referrals@nidas.org.uk