During the Christmas holiday, incidents of domestic abuse often increase, impacting many children. With schools closed, reporting and support access are limited.

Please remember Lambeth’s support services for families and students.

The Gaia Centre provides support for Lambeth residents affected by gender-based violence, including domestic abuse. It’s closed on Dec 25th, 26th, and Jan 1st, 2024, but has an out-of-hours on-call service: 07725245779. Normal hours are 8am-6pm Monday – Friday. It also offers services for young people and advice for practitioners. Tel: 020 7733 8724, E: lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk.

Helpline support is available:

Additional resources are available on the Lambeth VAWG webpage and through Operation Encompass, a national initiative for children exposed to domestic abuse. For questions, contact: PS Laura Bennetts - laura.bennetts@met.police.uk  or PC Rachel - Rachel.Dennison@met.police.uk  or PC Nicola Smalldridge - Nicola.Smalldridge2@met.police.uk