The South East Domestic Violence Forum and the Community Safety Partnerships of Shepway and Dover have launched the new version of the domestic abuse booklet, Is Your World Shattered by Domestic Abuse. Who Can Help?
The booklet explains what domestic abuse is, what you can do about seeking help, advice and support if you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse between people in a close relationship. It can take a number of forms such as physical assault, sexual abuse, rape, threats and intimidation. Intimidation can be degradation, mental and verbal abuse, humiliation, depravation, systematic criticism and belittling.
The booklet is available at the link below or a copy can be obtained by contacting the Shepway Community Safety Unit on 01303 853600.
If you are suffering from domestic abuse it is important you tell someone:
- Call 999 if your life is in danger or a crime is being committed.
- Call Kent Police 01622 690690 if it is not an emergency. Ask for the domestic abuse officer covering the area where you live. If the officer isn't available, there is a facility to leave a message for someone to call you back. Please make sure you leave safe contact details.
- Contact the National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 24 hour service which offers advice and support. Call 0808 2000 247 or visit: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
For further advice please select the links below:
Who Can Help Booklet
Kent Community Domestic Abuse Programme
Victims of Domestic Abuse in Shepway are set to benefit from greater support with the opening of a One Stop Shop bringing together a number of support agencies under one roof.
The One Stop Shop is based at the Early Years Centre (the round building) in Dover Road, Folkestone, and open every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 2pm. Please see the link to our poster below:
One Stop Shop
Created : Thu,26 Nov 2009
Updated : Thu,09 Feb 2012
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