Presentation on theme: "Women’s Aid Direct Services 2012 Linda Smith National Freephone Helpline Manager."— Presentation transcript:
Women’s Aid Direct Services 2012 Linda Smith National Freephone Helpline Manager
Women’s Aid Direct Services National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 – 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week. One to One Support, Advocacy and Court Accompaniment Services – (Greater Dublin area). Dolphin House Support and Referral Service – (at Dublin District Family Law Court, run in partnership with Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service and Inchicore Outreach Centre).
Duration of abuse noted by One to One Support Services
Disclosures of child abuse to the National Freephone Helpline
Children witnessing domestic violence and abuse during access In addition to direct abuse disclosures, in 1,221 calls it was reported that children were present in the home where domestic violence took place. 261 women disclosed to the Women’s Aid Helpline that their abuser was using access visits to continue the domestic violence against her. On 68 occasions women disclosed that their children were being physically, emotionally and sexually abused during unsupervised access visits with their fathers.
Additional support by Women’s Aid Direct Services
Supporting Migrant Women in 2012 271 calls from migrant women to the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline. 30% of one to one support visits were with women from migrant communities. 12,305 visits to the translated sections of www.womensaid.ie. www.womensaid.ie 94 Helpline calls through our Telephone Interpretation Service.
National Freephone Helpline Telephone Interpretation Service
www.womensaid.iewww.womensaid.ie – a lifeline, online + 49%