Violence against women and girls

Barnet works around Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) agenda. It has a strategy and a four year action plan 2016-2020 to address a range of violence against women and girls issues including;

  • Rape and sexual violence
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trafficking
  • Forced prostitution
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Forced marriage
  • Gang violence (peer on peer)
  • Crime committed in the name of ‘honour’

Solace Women’s Aid is the domestic violence and abuse provider for the London Borough of Barnet.

If you come across a client or are working with a client who discloses that they are a victim of domestic violence and abuse. Further information for practitioners can be found below.

Referral pathways

As a practitioner you may come across clients experiencing a range of issues as part of their domestic violence and abuse case. It is important to seek the right support and refer to the appropriate agency. You can access the following information if you need further support for your client, or if you need to refer the case onto a specialist agency.

Below is an outline of the different referral pathways that are available to you to help support your client. Please note if you make multiple referrals you should disclose this information to each agency.

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