Our Domestic Abuse Service

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse involves physical and/or sexual assaults, mind games/psychological/emotional abuse and coercive control.  This can be over a short period or long period of time and is perpetrated by a partner within an intimate relationship.  

Domestic abuse is deliberate and planned. This abuse makes the person feel responsible, isolated, alone, confused, lost, degraded, worn down, exhausted, with no control, humiliated and hurt.  The abusive behavior ultimately makes the person comply with the controller and wears away dignity, self-respect and any sense of self or self-confidence.  

At KASP we can help women to understand the dynamics involved in abuse and help to heal and recover from the damage left behind, letting go of feelings of responsibility … as one person describes “It was only after our relationship ended that I hit rock bottom and my head felt like spaghetti junction. I was full of self-blame and loathing even although I knew at a logical level it was not my fault!”

Testimonials

The Domestic Abuse  service is incredibly valuable and important, and the best way for us to show you this is through the testimonies of some of the women using the service.

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The service is funded by Fife Council and Scottish Government (VAWAG fund) which enables KASP to provide a specialist part time worker and two dedicated counsellors.

Who is the service for?

The Domestic Abuse Service offers emotional, practical and counselling support to adult women who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse.  

What do we provide?

We can provide counselling and support by telephone or in person at our KASP premises, within your home or in a safe community location.

 

GROUPS & TRAINING

In addition to the provision of 1:1 support/counselling the Domestic Abuse service is involved with co-facilitating CEDAR mothers groups (CEDAR – children experiencing Domestic Abuse recovery) and The WINGS group (a community based support programme for women who offend).  

We also provide training to external agencies and within FDASAP (Fife Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership)

Experiencing Domestic Abuse and need help now?

Please contact the domestic abuse helpline from Safer Scotland, you can do so at any point as it is open 24 hours 7 days a week,  the 365 days of the year.