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to create lives without fear

We are a Surrey based charity supporting survivors of Domestic Abuse 

We offer sanctuary, support and empowerment to anyone affected by Domestic Abuse. All our services are confidential. Please click the photos below for further information
on the services we offer.

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Available between 9am and 9pm, every day of the year. We offer support, information and signposting.

Call us on:

01483 776822

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Our Community Outreach Service is for men experiencing Domestic Abuse and living in Surrey.

Your Sanctuary is delivering Rockpools' Hope 2 Recovery Programme. To find out dates for our next programme, please call our helpline on: 01483776822

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Our Community Outreach Service is for women experiencing Domestic Abuse who

are living or working in North-West Surrey. 

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Our Youth Service is a part of our community based outreach service, offering support for
13–18 year olds who have been affected by, or are vulnerable to, domestic abuse.

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We run two safe houses in North-West Surrey for women and children fleeing Domestic Abuse. 

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We offer therapeutic 1:1 support for children aged 5-16 years as well as group recovery programmes (via professional referrals only). 

Our confidential online chat enables you to get advice, signposting and information just as you would over the phone.

 

“Since we have come to the refuge my son has become a very happy and confident boy. Before we came here he was very shy and wouldn't leave my side, but now he is quite happy to play with other children.”

- Your Sanctuary Refuge Resident -

Information

Residential Houses

WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE? 

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HOW CAN I SUPPORT
MY CHILDREN?

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AM I IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP? 

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INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

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I'M WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE

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SUPPORT FOR MEN

 

“Thank you so much for all of your help and support, I definitely wouldn't have the strength to do this without you supporting me." 

- Your Sanctuary Outreach Client -

Domestic Abuse In Surrey 

 

We are part of the Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership (SDAP) which is a group of independent charities who work together across the whole of Surrey to support survivors of Domestic Abuse and to build a future where Domestic Abuse is not tolerated in our communities.

Your Sanctuary News

Magistrate

March 2020
Domestic Abuse Bill

"In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults aged 16 to 74 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year (1.6 million women and 786,000 men).

 

The Bill aims to ensure that victims have the confidence to come forward and report their experiences, safe in the knowledge that the state will do everything it can, both to support them and their children and pursue the abuser.".

In the Classroom

Dec 2022
Children classed as domestic abuse victims under new guidance

 "Children who grow up amid domestic abuse will be treated as victims and given specialist support even if they were not present during violent attacks.

Changes to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance mean they will get automatic access to mental health treatment, other support services and protective measures in court.

Prosecutors will be asked to consider the impact of abuse on young people when making a charging decision, and to seek information from schools, councils and charities."

 

 

 

Judge Gavel

June 2022
New non-fatal strangulation offence comes into force

"In June 2022 non-fatal strangulation was made a specific offence as part of the government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Act. The practice typically involves a perpetrator strangling or intentionally affecting their victim’s ability to breathe in an attempt to control or intimidate them.

The new offence will also apply to British nationals abroad. It means perpetrators can be prosecuted in England and Wales for offences committed overseas – ensuring there is no escape for abusers."

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Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters!

Woking Borough Council

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 

 The Office of Police and Crime Commissioners in Surrey

 Surrey County Council

BBC Children in Need

Property Initiatives 

 The Lloyds Bank Foundation

 Community Foundation for Surrey

American Women of Surrey

 Soroptimist International

 The Mother’s Union

Masonic Relief Chest Scheme

Enterprise Holdings

Nationwide

Women's Institute

Welcome Church

 

Thanks also go to all our individual donors, regular givers, schools, supermarkets, local churches and other organisations who make such a wonderful contribution.

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