Womens Support Project

Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support Service [DAAS]

Service For

Women
Men
Children

Issues Covered

Domestic Abuse

Contact Information

Tel: 01835 825024
Email: DAAS@scotborders.gsx.gov.uk
Website: http://wwww.scotborders.gov.uk/info/1400/domestic_abuse

Address: Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, Newton St Boswells, TD6 0SA

Areas Covered

Scottish Borders

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 5.00pm; Friday 8.45am - 3.45pm; weekend crisis support available by arrangement

Access

  • Face to face support can be arranged in accessible buildings
  • Interpreters available by telephone via Language Line

Services & Resources

  • Telephone support
  • Face to face

Age limits to service

Adults 16+ Children 5 - 16 years

Referral

  • A person can phone the service directly for confidential advice and information - make a referral or ask for support
  • Self referrals welcomed

Aims of organisation

To provide suppoprt to victims of domestic abuse, in particualr high risk cases

To support victims and their families through risk assessment and safety planning

To support victims through any court proceedings

To refer to appropriate agencies as required

Addtional Information

Stalking/harassment is addressed in the context of domestic abuse. The DAAS Service takes referrals for both male and female victims and operates seven days a week. All referrals will be responded to within 24-48 hours. DAAS is part of the Pathway Project so if a victim is assessed as not at high risk they can be referred on to more appropriate services, such as Children 1st Domestic Abuse Community Service for long term support.



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