Category Domestic Abuse

How do I manage my stress after experiencing a crime?

Are you feeling anxious, stressed or worried after experiencing a crime? You’re not alone. Experiencing a crime can disrupt your normal day-to-day life and sometimes it can take a while to feel like you’ve got that normality back again. Not only that, but experiencing a crime means you might experience…

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Happy 20th Birthday to the Sunflower Centre!

A HUGE HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY to the Sunflower Centre – a pillar of the #Northants community for the past two decades! Each year the Sunflower Centre helps thousands of vulnerable people find safety. We were bowled over by this musical tribute by Martin Wells celebrating the amazing work our Independent…

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Do you know what to do if an adult is at risk of harm and abuse?

We should all know how to spot signs of abuse and the actions that should be taken if we have a concern. Statistics show that: Last year in Northamptonshire (2019-20) 3,577 concerns were received 1,062 of those concerns needed further action 51% of abuse was due to neglect 30% occurred…

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5 signs you’re in a toxic relationship

The phrase ‘toxic relationship’ has become more familiar in recent years as we, as a society, become more open to talking about positive and negative relationships. A toxic relationship is when the behaviours of a partner cause you emotional or physical pain, or leave you feeling like you have no…

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5 subtle signs you’re in a controlling relationship

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘domestic abuse’? Violence? Anger? Physical pain? What about a partner not letting you see your friends? Or preventing you from seeing family? Toxic relationships aren’t always as apparent as physical acts. We’ve detailed below five subtle signs to watch out…

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Voice Northants and EMAS offer new referral process for domestic abuse victims

At Voice, it’s vital that victims and witnesses of crime are able to access our support services quickly and conveniently, whenever they’re required. It’s for this reason that we’ve worked hard to build a number of relationships with key partners and organisations throughout the county to ensure the Voice service…

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Could you help shape how the UK deals with domestic abuse?

The government has launched a consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse – and they want your views. Their intention is to drive a national conversation on how to prevent and tackle domestic abuse, informed by those who have experienced it. By working together we can all better prevent, protect…

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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence – 25 November 2017

Saturday 25th November sees the start of 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence. This national awareness campaign is aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic violence. As it stands, companies can do more to aid their employees who endure domestic…

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Something about them is scaring me… 5 warning signs of a violent partner

Intuition can be a fantastically helpful tool, and if you’re concerned about your partner’s behaviour, you may be onto something. If they call and text you obsessively, constantly demand to know where you are and seem irrationally jealous, you’re probably in an abusive relationship. Domestic abuse takes on many forms,…

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