Supporting Individuals At Risk

We work in partnership with agencies including health services, local authorities, police, voluntary bodies and community organisations, to provide advice, guidance and training to help them identify and support individuals at risk of harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA). 

Professionals can refer individuals at risk to any of our client services here using our referral pathways.

Information and Advice
Professionals can obtain advice and support from Savera UK in a number of ways:

Helpline – Call our trained staff on 0800 107 0726 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Referrals – We accept referrals from a wide range of professionals working in health services, local authorities, police, voluntary organisations and community groups here

Drop-in sessions – Weekly sessions where clients and professionals can seek information and advice

One-to-One Support Programme – We work in partnership with agencies to provide support and activities to help our users develop their independence and reduce their isolation after fleeing a crisis situation

Additional Support 
Other support that Savera UK can offer to professionals working with people at risk from harmful practices include:

  • Attending safeguarding meetings – with 24 hours notice we can provide advice and support via a conference call. With 48 hours notice, we can provide advice and support via a conference call, staff will attend if available and once the referral has been received).
  • Information on domestic abuse and harmful practices
  • Expert advice and support on cultural issues and those affected by harmful practices
  • Appropriate immigration solicitors’ information
  • Support in sourcing appropriate refuge 

Emergencies
If you believe someone might be at risk of forced marriage, ‘honour’-based abuse, female genital mutilation or other harmful practices and you fear they are in immediate danger call 999.

Emergencies

If you, or someone you know, might be at risk of harmful practices, forced marriage, domestic abuse, or female genital mutilation and you fear they are in immediate danger ring 999

The police take these crimes very seriously and Savera UK will work with them to ensure the situation is handled sensitively and with the individual’s safety as a priority.

Ongoing Support

Savera UK is there to support our users both at the point of crisis and also to help them build their confidence and financial independence to ensure they go on to live a happy and fulfilled life.

We work in partnership with agencies to provide support and activities to help our users develop their independence and reduce their isolation. This includes English classes; confidence and self-esteem programmes; a wellbeing programme; and a family fun programme those with children.