Professionals

The Portal offers a support service to survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) and Rape, Sexual Violence and Abuse (RSVA) who are 16+ and living in, working in or visiting Brighton & Hove, or East Sussex.

Brighton & Hove Partnership Community Safety Team 01273 291099

Safer East Sussex Team 01323 466549

Referring Professionals

Please download the Guidance for Professionals document before completing your Referral.


Guidance for Professionals [425 KB]

The Portal Referral Form [248 KB]


Referral forms must be sent securely following the instructions in the guidance notes.

Referrals from professionals other than the police must clearly indicate that the service user is aware of the referral and consent to be contacted by The Portal.

Referral does not guarantee that a specific service can be offered.

Your Referral

All referrals are assessed, prioritised and responded to according to risk and need.

Once we make contact we will offer a risk and needs assessment, discuss the help and support available and provide immediate advice on how to keep safe.

We will make at least three attempts to contact a service user. If we are unable to make contact we will let the referrer know.

If you have any questions, or for support with making a referral please email info@theportal.org.uk or call the Freephone number.

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The Portal Confidentiality Policy