Foundation Redcar

Foundation Redcar is a SafeLives accredited, Leading Light domestic abuse service. Foundation Redcar delivers the following services:

  • Independent Domestic Violence Advocate service (IDVA) – works on an outreach basis with clients at highest risk of harm, from the point of crisis to the longer term goal of safety from further harm. The service works with all agencies, and has specialist knowledge of the civil and criminal court processes.
  • Navigator – an 18 month pilot and that offers intensive support on an outreach basis to both male and female victims of domestic abuse who have complex needs. The service can work with victims both long and short term depending on the needs of the client.
  • Sanctuary – provides support to victims of domestic abuse who want to remain in their own home and feel safe. In partnership with the Crime Reduction Officer, security measures/work are carried out in clients’ homes, this enables clients to continue to live independently.

Office opening hours are between 8am-6pm Monday–Friday


Referrals can be made by the person in need of help or agencies working with them. All services above accept self-referrals, except Sanctuary. Sanctuary referrals can only be made by agencies. To refer to any of the above services or for more information, contact the Redcar Team by telephone on 0300 456 2214 or email

Read how the Redcar Domestic Abuse Service is helping victims to overcome their experiences of domestic abuse.



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