The policy of Wexford Women’s Refuge is to provide safe short-term crisis accommodation to women and children who are experiencing domestic violence for up to 8 to 10 weeks. The service is anti-discriminatory and recognises the possible need to tailor services to women from different ethnic cultural or social backgrounds and of different sexual orientation. Admissions will be handled respectfully, confidentially and in a sensitive manner.
The service is confidential except in the following circumstances:
- Where a child is considered to be at risk
- Where it is believed a woman may be suicidal
- Where it is known that a woman is involved in illegal activities from and or implicating the refuge.
Staff have also identified the following:
- Serious physical injury resulting from assault
- Mental health problems
- Alcohol/drug addiction issues
- Suicidal tendencies
- Imminent childbirth
- Traumatised children
- Children with serious behavioural problems
- Violent partner at the door/on the telephone
- Admissions of non-national women where the language barrier can and does cause great difficulty.
- Admissions of women with a disability