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Violence Against Women and Girls

The Anchor

The Anchor is a confidential drop-in service and is open to anyone, male or female 16+, who wishes to attend.

A variety of services are available to provide support on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Specialist domestic violence and abuse advice
  • Housing advice
  • Family support
  • Substance misuse support
  • The Metropolitan Police Service.

The Anchor runs during the second and last Wednesday of every month from 10am – 1pm. For more information please email catherine.briody@islington.gov.uk or call 0207 527 6662.

Those who attend will be seen on a one-to-one basis in secure meeting rooms and will be offered whatever additional help they need to feel safe.

If additional services are needed after a session at The Anchor visitors will be given help with onward referrals. 

What is violence against women and girls?

The term “Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)” defines the range of serious violent crime types which are predominantly, but not exclusively, experienced by women and girls which include:

  • Domestic Violence

  • Rape and Sexual Violence

  • Female Genital Mutilation

  • Forced Marriage

  • Crimes in the name of “honour”

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Stalking

  • Trafficking

  • Prostitution/ Sexual Exploitation

These pages include information for Violence Against Women and Girls workers in Islington, as well as for victims and residents who may have concerns about any of these crimes in the 'Are You Affected?' section.

All our pages on violence against women and girls have exit buttons – if you need to leave these pages quickly press any of the exit buttons and you will be taken to the Google homepage.

If you are worried about someone knowing you have visited this website visit the 'Cover Your Tracks' page.

Call 0808 802 5565 for help and support. If you think you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger call 999 now.

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