What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence is the abuse of one partner within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and habitual use of intimidation to control a partner. It can happen to anyone, any age, any culture.
The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened is being abused.
Below are some web links and contact numbers to both local and national organisations that can help and advise you around the subject. No matter how big or small the questions, it’s always best to ask someone.
Refuge – 020 7395 7771 http://www.refuge.org.uk/who-we-are/
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. We provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.
Women’s Aid – 0808 2000 247 https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
- Empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse to live independent lives free from fear and abuse
- Keep the voice of the survivor at the heart of everything we do
- Meet the needs of women and children affected by domestic abuse
- Provide services run by women that are based on listening to survivors and responding to what they define as their needs
Victims Hub – 0800 7816818 – http://www.cambs.police.uk/victims/VictimsHub/ – If you or someone you know has been affected by crime, the Victims’ Hub can give you the support needed to enable you to cope and recover from your experiences.
Centre33 – 01223 316 488 www.centre33.org.uk
Centre 33 exists to help every young person in Cambridgeshire fulfil their potential. We support and empower you to overcome your problems through a range of free and confidential services
Fenland Police – http://www.cambs.police.uk/LocalPolicing/Fenland/ 101 or 999 in an emergency
The Police are always there to help! You may recognise one of the PCSO’s that spend time in your local community and they are always free to talk to, but if you don’t recognize anyone don’t worry – the link will take you to a page that will explain how and where to get some help.
Our mission is to reduce the spread of HIV and to promote good sexual health for all, to seek to improve the health, welfare and quality of life of those living with and affected by HIV; and to challenge the stigma, ignorance and discrimination surrounding HIV and AIDS through the promotion of greater public awareness and understanding.
Voiceability – http://www.voiceability.org/home/
VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. If you or someone you know feels vulnerable or needs support, they may be able to work with you to speak up and be heard, have your rights respected and be at the heart of decision making.
Use this web site to find information about domestic abuse and sexual violence, including advice leaflets and how to access local services.
Karma Nirvana – http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
We are here for you. Whether you remain at home, are planning on leaving or have already left, we can help you. We will speak to you wherever you are. And you can rest assured that we will never talk to your family.