Sutton Housing Partnership’s domestic abuse policy

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Our policy

At Sutton Housing Partnership, we are committed to tackling domestic abuse, and we work closely with services across the London Borough of Sutton to provide a coordinated response to tackling this issue. 

Our staff will deal with your case sensitively. We will listen to you and offer you support. Your safety is our priority, so we will ask you first of all whether you or anyone in your household is at immediate risk of harm. We will then discuss your situation with you and outline what your options are.

If you prefer, we can arrange for you to speak to someone of your own gender. We will arrange an independent interpreter if you need one. 

If you wish to stay in your home, your options may include seeking advice about injunctions or other legal options, provision of extra security, or putting you in touch with agencies who can support you. If you are forced to leave your home because of domestic abuse and do not feel able to return, we will provide advice and support to help you decide your options. We may be able to provide temporary accommodation while you consider your options. 

We will signpost you to legal advice and provide information about agencies providing support with domestic abuse and make a referral on your behalf if you wish.

Read our Domestic Abuse Policy 2021 (PDF 87.8KB).

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, it is important to remember that it is not your fault, and that you do not have to live through it in silence and on your own. You are entitled to live your life free from fear. Go to our page on where to get help for people experiencing domestic abuse for details on the many people and organisations whom you can turn to for help and advice.