We are a women-only organisation, providing emotional and practical support to women in London. All our services are free and confidential. A large part of our work is crisis intervention – for women who require urgent help and face imminent danger. We are domestic violence support specialists. From advice on how to avoid being followed, to help making a report to the police, our specialist staff can help with whatever support women need. We can even accompany women to court hearings for moral support and advice on options such as injunctions, non-molestation orders and issues around contact for any children involved. Advance also raises awareness of domestic violence at schools and community groups in Brent. We run sessions covering healthy relationships, preventing intimate partner violence, violence against women and girls, forced marriage, understanding the risks of Female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual bullying. We also run training and workshops for teachers, parents and students in Brent secondary schools.