Category Domestic Abuse

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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How to break the wall of silence after you’ve been sexually assaulted

It was revealed last year that the number of reported rapes in England and Wales had doubled over the course of four years. Police and prosecutors have also suggested that the rise in reports might be because people have been more willing to report sexual attacks following the aftermath of…

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How to help a loved one deal with violent tendencies

Encounters with violent people are thankfully rare, but as you make your way through life, you’ll inevitably have to deal with someone who exhibits behaviour that threatens your safety. This could be during a night out or within the workplace, but for some, it can even take place at home.…

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How to spot the early warning signs of an abusive relationship

The number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence against women and girls in England and Wales rose by 10% to 117,568 during 2015-16. The figures for domestic violence directed towards men are equally concerning, with the number of reports from male victims having increased by 80% between 2012 and 2016.…

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