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

Due to increased demand in the Brighton and Hove area we are currently not able to accept professional referrals for people who have or are experiencing domestic violence and abuse in Brighton and Hove only. We will continue to work with High Risk clients referred to MARAC.


Referrals remain open for clients who have or are experiencing sexual violence and abuse, and for clients in East Sussex who are experiencing domestic abuse.


Useful links:

Guidance for Professionals [425 KB]

The Portal Referall Form [248 KB]


Brighton & Hove Directory of Interventions

East Sussex Directory of Interventions


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

Your Referral

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

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

If you have any questions please email info@theportal.org.uk or call the freephone number.

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The Portal Confidentiality Policy