Women’s Aid groups provide information and advice to women on legal, welfare, housing and money matters. This can also include representation at appeal tribunals and case conferences.
Women’s Aid supports women through civil and criminal legal proceedings. This can include briefings on what to expect at a court hearing, meeting with court personnel before the day of a hearing and accompanying women to court, to her solicitor or barrister etc. Some courthouses provide waiting facilities for women being supported by Women’s Aid.
Women’s Aid can also provide support for women and children while advocating on their behalf with other agencies, for example at case conferences. Emotional and practical support is offered with legal, welfare, housing and money matters and making safe arrangements for children.