This section provides information about domestic abuse.
Are you being frightened, hurt or abused by a partner or family member?
Help is available.
Domestic Abuse is a crime - if you feel your life is in immediate danger, dial 999.
The Council may be able to help you through one of the following schemes (help offered will depend on your circumstances, including immigration status):
- Sanctuary Scheme - offering a range of individually tailored security improvements, enabling victims to stay safely in their own homes.
- Surrey Mobility Scheme - helping existing tanants of social landlords transfer to alternative accommodation within Surrey.
- Private rented accommodation - help with finding alternative accommodation. This may include assistance with some of the costs involved, such as security deposits and bonds.
- Making a homeless application - you have the right to make an application to any council as homeless. However, the relevant criteria need to be met before a council has a duty to find you somewhere to live.
Information regarding legal issues such as injunctions, occupation orders and exclusion orders is also available, as well as referrals to agencies who can assist in obtaining them.
For more information on the above contact Reigate & Banstead Housing Options on 01737 276790 (Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 5pm and Fridays 8.45am - 4.45pm).
Alternatively for general information, visit one of the borough helpshops.
Help and support is also provided on the following numbers:
- National 24hr Helpline 0808 2000 247
- East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS) 01737 771350 (serving Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley and Tandridge).
- Surrey Domestic Violence Helpline 01483 776822
- Victim Support Surrey 0845 30 30 900
- Surrey Women's Aid 01483 776822
- Surrey Police 101
- Samaritans 08457 909090
- Childline 0800 1111
Download a copy of the East Surrey Contact Directory for Domestic Abuse (PDF document [150.9Kb]).
Related websites -
- East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services website- provides useful information and support
- How to delete your viewing history - Keeping yourself safe (Women's aid website) - instructions on how to delete your viewing history to minimise the chances of webpages you have been looking at being found by someone else. This is guidance only which may not completely cover your history.
Other related websites
NSPCC helpline (NSPCC website) - 0808 800 500 - free 24 hour advice for adults worried about a child.
Last updated : 05/10/2011