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Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum | Community Directory

Waveney Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum

Coronavirus Support

WDVAF are open, while we have suspended all group programmes and face to face contact until restrictions are lifted, we are still providing our Advice & Guidance service via telephone, email and text and we are still accepting referrals.  Our Trauma and Abuse Therapy service is still running via Video Chat, during the COVID period clients may be offered an interim service Therapeutic Support Sessions via video chat, this interim intervention is an additional service put in place to provide ongoing support just for the COVID period.  We are also helping to keep the organisations we work with updated with the most current information, so are happy to circulate updates/information for other organisations during this period.

General Details

Who ever you are! Break free before it breaks you!

We offer Advice & Guidance, help and support to those impacted by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse affects people across all social, economic, geographical, racial and religious boundaries. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men report experiencing domestic abuse at some point in their lives. The regions we cover are primarily Waveney and surrounding areas


Please see below for more details......


Who to contact

Dorene Lawrence
01502 572143
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The Kirkley Centre
154 London Road South
NR33 0AZ

Where to go

Kirkley Resource Centre,
154 London Road South
NR33 0AZ
Area served
East Suffolk
Parking available
Parking details
Car Parks close by
on bus route

Days & Times

Office Hours Monday - Friday
Time of day
Session Information
9am - 2pm

Other details

Cost Details
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Agency or self referral

Age Groups
Wheelchair Access, Lift, Adapted Toilet

Our mission

 The relief of emotional distress and suffering and the preservation and protection of the mental and physical health of men, women, young people and children who have suffered or are exposed to domestic violence and abuse, by the provision of advice, information, training and classes and such other ways as shall be determined.

2) To advance the education of the public, organisations and agencies in all aspects of domestic violence and abuse including its impact on individuals and wider society.


Our Services

Trauma & Abuse Therapy is a flexible method adapted to individual needs. It consists of thorough effective techniques to bring about lasting change without the need of recalling traumatic incidents. This type of therapy is needed when a person has suffered from any trauma from childhood to adulthood. If you triggered back to any traumatic incidents such as: Childhood abuse, sexual. Emotional. Mental, neglect, or domestic abuse. If you feel overwhelmed and unable to take responsibility as an adult, and this keeps happening, then this could be the therapy needed.


Caring Dads – This programme aims to help fathers improve their relationship with their children and to end controlling abusive and neglectful relationships. The 17 sessions of this programme will help fathers look at different ways of fathering, learn to strengthen the father child relationship, learn about controlling, abusive and neglectful attitudes and behaviours, develop healthy ways to deal with frustrating situations.

Freedom Programme is a 12 week programme open to any women who are affected by the impact of an abusive relationship, whether they are still with the abusive partner or have left. Programmes are run throughout Waveney. Each member of the group is provided with a book that explores the dynamics of domestic abuse and the tactics the perpetrator employs to continue the cycle of abuse.

Support, Advice and Guidance for Professional and Clients. We offer dedicated advices and guidance to all who require this service in order that victims of domestic abuse are informed directly or by their serving professional agencies about what can be offered to them within their locality and nationally.

Support and a listening ear if you are impacted by domestic abuse and need to talk to someone safely.

Forum meetings – We meet bi monthly and welcome your attendance. Please contact us at the email below and we will be very happy to inform you of our meeting dates for 2018

Training/ Education and Awareness Raising – We offer bespoke training to professionals regarding the issues surrounding domestic abuse and are very happy to come and talk to you and your colleagues upon request.

Service users involved in planning
We are very pleased to hear from you if you have been or are impacted by Domestic Abuse regarding your needs
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