Healthcare & Hospitals

EDAPP Service

EDAPP is the Essex Domestic Abuse Partnership Project. Part of EDAPP is our Health IDVA’s (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) who offer discreet advocacy to victims suffering from domestic abuse while accessing health services. The objectives of the service are

  • to provide immediate access to specialist practitioners when a victim presents as a patient within a health setting
  • to provide training to clinicians and health staff
  • to ensure the coordination of support services for victims of domestic abuse

Our Health IDVA’s can work with you to advocate on your behalf to ensure your safety while confirming you know what your rights and options are. We are a confidential service, and work alongside other agencies to ensure your voice is heard

Referral process

The service is free and confidential.

Service users can self-refer or, with a service user’s consent, via another organisation, friends or family members.

Support is offered on a one-to-one appointment basis or by telephone or by email.

Be referred via Compass now.



0330 333 7 444. Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline is available from 8 am to 8 pm weekdays and 8 am to 1 pm weekends.

Resources in the community

These are links that you may find helpful.

These organisations are always to hand to help you.

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