Support may be needed where either an incident or a history of domestic abuse requires immediate medical attention or may give rise to an immediate housing need. Whilst the majority of victims are women, men can also be affected by domestic violence.
The COSC website provides useful information on what types of behaviour are regarded as domestic abuse. In particular it addresses the following issues:
- Learn more about domestic violence
- Am I in an abusive relationship?
- I am worried that my behaviour is harming my partner- where can I get help?
- Assistance for male victims of domestic violence
- COSC is the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. It operates to help, support and provide information for those affected by domestic or sexual violence. The COSC website explains what behaviour might be regarded as domestic abuse and provides useful information to victims of domestic violence. It also provides useful contacts/helplines for someone seeking to assist a victim of domestic violence.
- Tusla is the State run Child and Family Agency and it provides information on the Domestic, Sexual & Gender Based Violence Services available to those who are victims of domestic violence.
- Safe Ireland provides information on the domestic violence services and refuges available nationally to support the safety, practical, emotional and child related needs of women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The website also sets out information relating to the services and supports available to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
- Amen provides a confidential helpline and support service for male victims of domestic abuse. 046 9023718 which operates from Mon-Fri from 9-5pm. They provide counselling, information and support, one-to-one meetings, group meetings, court accompaniment and training courses for relevant professional.
- MOVE Ireland provides a service for men who want to change their harmful behaviour by engaging in a weekly group process. They also provide support and safety planning to all partners/ex-partners during and after their partners/ex-partners attendance on the programme.
COSC – The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence
- Address: Department of Justice and Equality, 2nd Floor, Montague Court, Montague Street, Dublin 2
- Tel: 01 4768680
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: cosc.ie
TUSLA – Child and Family Agency
- Address: Child and Family Agency, Block D, Park Gate Business Centre, Parkgate Street, Dublin, Ireland
- Tel:(01) 635 2854
- Website: http://www.tusla.ie/
Legal Aid Board
- Address: Legal Aid Board, Quay Street, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry.
- Also 33 full time offices nationwide – other part-time offices
- Tel: (066) 947 1000 Lo-call No: 1890 615 200 Fax: (066) 947 1035
- Website: http://www.legalaidboard.ie
Free Legal Advice Centre
- Address: Free Legal Advice Centre, 13 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
- Legal information lines: Lo-Call: 1890 350 250 / +353 1 874 5690
- Website: http://www.flac.ie/
- Address: Drop in 260 locations nationwide
- Tel: 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).
- Website: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/
- Address: St Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co Meath.
- Tel: 046 9023718
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.amen.ie
- Address: MOVE (Ireland), Unit 2, First Floor, Clare Road Business Mall, Clare Road, Ennis, County Clare
- Tel: 065 684 8689 Fax: 065 684 3010
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://moveireland.ie
- Address: Barnardos National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8. (Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5pm)
- Tel: 01 453 0355 Callsave: 1850 222 300
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.barnardos.ie