Free independent confidential advice on legal options to anyone experiencing domestic abuse in Barking & Dagenham and surrounding areas

Contact Us

DV FLAG East is open for advice 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Make a Referral

Police, council or front line agency workers email or telephone (above). We will need:

  • Your name, your organisation, your contact number and email
  • The name of the person you are referring and their contact details
  • If any bail conditions/DVPO in place

About Domestic Violence, Harassment and Abuse

  • Abuse can be sexual, physical, psychological, emotional and/or financial
  • Controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour may be physical or sexual abuse

About Us

The DV FLAG East team at Citizens Advice Barking & Dagenham. Our team coordinate a rota of local accredited experience family solicitor forms who volunteer to provide free independent, confidential advice to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse in Barking & Dagenham and surrounding areas

Once you have consulted a volunteer lawyer, if you need further advice the DV FLAG East Team can identify further free legal or practical help. If you need legal aid, a solicitor will explain that scheme, how it might benefit you and how to access it.

Citizens Advice Barking & Dagenham is a member of the Citizens Advice and the only local Citizens Advice office in East London who employ a family solicitor. Our solicitor was nominated Pro Bono Lawyer of the year in 2018 by Queen Mary University Pro Bono Centre. She is also on the rota.