Category Domestic Abuse

Voice encourages victims of domestic abuse to help improve future services

Voice is encouraging anyone who has been the victim of domestic abuse in the previous three years to help shape future support services by completing a survey designed by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales. The Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has promised to use feedback from the survey to…

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Survey for victims and witnesses of crime (Closing date 31st October 2021)

Crest Advisory, a criminal justice specialist consultancy, have been commissioned by the CPS to better understand the needs of victims and expectations of victims with whom they communicate. This will inform a review of how the CPS engages with victims and witnesses and support the development and testing of new…

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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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