Sample letters to get evidence of domestic violence

Use these letters to ask for documents from the police, courts and other agencies to help you get legal aid.

You need to provide 1 piece of written evidence of domestic violence to get legal aid in a divorce or separation.

You can use any of these sample letters to ask for proof.

If you have a lawyer, they will be able to help you complete the letters and get the evidence.

Find out more about how to apply for legal aid.

If you’re a professional who works with victims of domestic violence and have been asked to provide evidence for a legal aid application, please use the relevant sample letter below to reply.

Letters to send to court

Letters to send to the police

Letters to send to medical, social and support services

  1. Letter from a public authority as evidence of domestic violence
  2. Get medical proof of domestic violence
  3. Domestic violence support services letter confirming refused admission to a refuge
  4. Proof of a referral to a domestic violence support service
  5. Get proof that support agencies have made a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference protection plan
  6. Get a letter from a housing authority or association as evidence of domestic violence
  7. Get an evidence support letter from an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor/Advocate
  8. Get an evidence support letter from an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor/Advocate
  9. Get a letter from an organisation providing domestic violence support services
Published 19 December 2014