Raising awareness of SignHealth

A specialist domestic abuse support service for Deaf adults and children.

Our partners SignHealth Domestic Abuse Service, is a specialist service for Deaf adults and children who have experienced abuse.

They are the only domestic abuse service in the UK that communicates with Deaf people directly, predominately using British Sign Language (BSL). This ensures that SignHealth can offer Death people the support they need, in a language they can understand.

This includes:

  • Allocation of qualified Deaf IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

  • Allocation of a Deaf Children & Family Worker

  • Working with refuges to provide support to Deaf women

  • Referral where necessary to SignHealth’s one-to-one therapy in British Sign Language

  • Survivor Workshops for Deaf women

  • Work in partnership with key national and local agencies, to develop guidelines for best practice

  • Guidance on laws, policy and practice to ensure the needs of vulnerable

  • Deaf people and children are recognised and fully met


  • They have produced a leaflet with more information on their specialist services but to find out more about the work they do, visit their website.