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Domestic abuse information for professionals

Sources of information and guidance for agencies and professionals.

Getting help

Agencies are encouraged to contact ODAS via email rather than through the helpline.

Professionals should follow the adult referral pathway for domestic abuse (pdf format, 167Kb).

Protecting young people

All professionals who become aware of a young person experiencing or perpetrating domestic abuse within a relationship have a responsibility to follow the Domestic Abuse Pathway for Young People. It concerns children and young people up to 18 or 25 for some care leavers. 


Domestic Abuse training is available to book via https://training.oscb.org.uk/

Oxfordshire’s Overarching Domestic Abuse Strategy

The Oxfordshire Overarching Domestic Abuse Strategy 2022 – 2025 outlines Oxfordshire’s partnership response across the whole care pathway - from preventing domestic abuse from happening through to the provision of high-quality support for victims-survivors, including children and young people, and work with perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy 2021 – 2024

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 brings wide-reaching changes in protective legislation and introduces a statutory duty on all local authorities to provide safe accommodation support services.

The Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy 2021 – 2024 outlines how Oxfordshire will implement the statutory duties associated with the provision of safe accommodation, as required by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

The Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy is being developed and delivered alongside the broader Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Strategy 2019-2024, which is currently in the process of being updated.