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Essex Compass - Domestic Abuse Support Services

Last updated by on Thursday, April 6, 2023

If you or someone you are working with is experiencing domestic abuse then support is available from Essex COMPASS.


COMPASS is a single point of access funded by Essex County Council in partnership with the Office of Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to support victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock. Compass is being delivered by a consortium of established domestic abuse support agencies which includes; Safe Steps, Changing Pathways and The Next Chapter.


The aim is to provide a single point of access for callers to speak with a trained member of staff who will complete an assessment and ensure contact is made with the most appropriate support service. There is an easy to use online form for both the public and professionals wishing to make a referral.


For more information and to make a self or a professional referral visit their website. Essex COMPASS are open as usual over the Easter Weekend and their opening hours are as follows:

  • Good Friday 8am – 8pm
  • Saturday 8am – 1pm
  • Sunday 8am – 1pm
  • Bank Holiday Monday 8am – 8pm