Due to an unprecedented volume of referrals, we regret that we are unable to accept any new referrals between Wednesday 1st December 2021 and Wednesday 5th January 2022. We will continue to prioritise urgent cases and will take high-risk referrals only if a CAADA-DASH risk assessment has been undertaken and is attached with the referral. We will also continue to accept MARAC referrals. Our No Recourse Fund remains open for applications and referrals. Our Helpline (020 8571 9595) remains open between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday until Friday 17th December, when SBS will close for the holidays until Wednesday 5th January 2022. 

You can reach the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. If you are in immediate danger, dial 999.

CAMPAIGNS

IMMIGRATION

At least 60% of our work at SBS is with abused migrant women who have insecure immigration status. These women are particularly vulnerable and fearful of accessing authorities. Low expectations, lack of knowledge or negative experiences of state authorities and fear of becoming destitute or of being deported deter many from reporting their experiences and obtaining protection. Many of our immigration campaigns highlight the ways in which immigration laws and policies trap women in abuse: a problem that has been compounded by successive government policies aimed at creating a ‘hostile immigration environment.

GO HOME VANS AND IMMIGRATION RAIDS

NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT