Provider Details

Contact Details

Provider
Signhealth Domestic Abuse Service
Telephone No

Address Details

Street Number
46 Oakmead Road
Street
Balham
Town
London
Postcode
SW12 9SJ

Description

Service Description

We are a specialist service for Deaf Adults and Children who have experienced abuse. We are the only domestic abuse service in the UK that communicates with Deaf people directly, using a variety of communication methods, predominantly British Sign Language. Communicating in sign language means we are able to offer Dead people the support and advice they need, in a language they can understand. We work with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearingm we also support families that have Deaf parents but hearing children; hearing parents and Deaf children. Our services work to the neds of the family and can meet to discuss issues in whatever locations work for them. We run a number of Health Relationship workshops throughout London - these are advertised as a and when applicable.

We work to keep Deaf adults and children safe through provision, protection and prevention.

• Allocation of qualified Deaf IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)
• Allocation of a Deaf YPVA (Young Persons Violence Advocate)
• Working with refuges to provide support to Deaf women
• Referral where necessary to SignHealth’s one-to-one therapy in British Sign Language
• Survivor Workshops for Deaf women
• Work in partnership with key national and local agencies, to develop guidelines for best practice
• Guidance on laws, policy and practice to ensure the needs of vulnerable Deaf people and children are recognised and fully met.

Within our Young People sector this offers prevention workshops in schools, colleges and youth clubs to young Deaf people aged 11-25. Topics covered include healthy relationships, sexting, cyber bullying, female genital mutilation, honour-based violence and much more.
We also offer one-to one support for Deaf children who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse within the home.

Costs

Cost
Free
Cost per Session
£0.00
Cost per Hour
£0.00
Cost per Day
£0.00
Over 2's Cost per Week
£0.00
Under 2's Cost per Week
£0.00

Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 08:30To 16:30
TuesdayFrom 08:30To 16:30
WednesdayFrom 08:30To 16:30
ThursdayFrom 08:30To 16:30
FridayFrom 08:30To 16:30

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Yes
Do You Cater For Over 8s?
Yes
Do You Have A Waiting List?
No
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Yes
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Yes
Has A Service Description?
Yes
Is There A Waiting List?
No
Open To Extended Family?
Yes

Further Information

Provider Type
Advice, Information and Support Services
Suitable For
Hearing Impairment and Deafness

Details last updated

Last Updated
07 August 2020