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Domestic Abuse

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse? -Domestic violence or abuse is used by  someone to control or obtain power over  another person. It can include

  • physical,
  • sexual,
  • psychological,
  • verbal,
  • emotional and
  • financial abuse.

It can take many different forms including:

  • sexual violence,
  • human trafficking and modern slavery,
  • forced marriage,
  • female genital mutilation and
  • so-called ‘honour’ based violence.

If you alter your behaviour because you are frightened of how your partner or someone within your household will react, you are being abused.

Help and Support

Domestic Abuse Support Service in Northumberland (DASSN) is a fully integrated service with a single point of contact available 24 hours a day. They provide confidential, high quality specialist support and advice for women and men who are at risk of domestic abuse. Advice about their services, including support with domestic abuse can be accessed through their triage service by calling their confidential phone line available any time day or night.

Anyone can be at risk of domestic abuse You are not alone and they can help

Contact their 24 hour domestic abuse phone line on : 01670 820199

More information: Domestic abuse leaflet-DASSN


DOMESTIC ABUSE SAFETY PLAN

A personal safety plan is a way of helping to protect yourself and your children, It helps you think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship or if you decide to leave.

Click to view the plan - > https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/NorthumberlandCountyCouncil/media/Public-Protection/DASSN-Safety-Planning-leaflet-2018.pdf

Talk through this leaflet with someone you can trust.  Fill it out and keep it in a safe place.

 



 
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