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Early Help Practitioner Forum Domestic Abuse and Violence – May 2023

Domestic Abuse Support Services

Please find below further resources which will help you in your role supporting families affected by Domestic Abuse & Violence.

Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Domestic Abuse Support within Safe Accommodation

SAFE Trauma Therapy Service

FearFree – Local Support for Domestic Abuse

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Further Training – Domestic Abuse Awareness Level 1 and 2: Recognising signs of abuse and how to report it

Victim Care Unit –

More Positive Me

Support for Gypsy, Romany, Traveller, Showman (GRTS) families

Ellen Tout is Devon’s Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) as the GRTS advisory teacher.  Her role is to support schools to meet the needs of children from Traveller backgrounds and to increase the number of Traveller children who are accessing education. Ellen can support professionals who need help discussing Domestic Abuse concerns within families of ethnic minority.

She can also offer support with:

  • admission into school, links with parents, carers and communities, advice and direction on settling in, induction and transition
  • short-term intervention programmes, which can include in-class support
  • individualised transition programmes for Traveller pupils from primary to secondary
  • developing inclusive approaches, fostering positive relationships and planning curriculum opportunities to value and promote Traveller culture
  • catch-up teaching onsite
  • raising awareness of Traveller cultures and history
  • anti-racism CPD for school staff and workshops for pupils.

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen (GRTS) – Support for schools and settings (

If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person in Devon,
please complete the request for support online form.


If you think that the child is at risk of significant harm,
contact our Front Door directly by calling 0345 155 1071.


In an emergency call 999.