Domestic Abuse and Violent Crime
About Domestic Abuse:
Domestic Abuse can affect anyone. It can happen between you and your partner or ex-partner. Domestic Abuse can also happen between other family members.
Domestic Abuse is a series or pattern of behaviour which can be in the form of a threat of violence, actual violence or abuse. It can also take the form of:
- constant criticism
- constant questioning
- witholding money or other material things
- destroying belongings
- making threats
If you are a victim of Domestic Abuse?
- In an emergency always call 999
- Arrange where you might go if you have to leave urgently
- Find places where you can quickly and safely use the phone
- Keep keys, money and anything else you may need in a safe place, should you have to leave quickly
- Talk to your children, let them know it is not their fault.
- Talk to relatives, friends, your doctor, nurse or others about how you feel
Should you decide to leave home try to contact a specialist organisation such as one of those listed above, they will be able to give you some advice on things you may not have thought of, especially leaving safely.
In an emergency always dial 999
Clare’s Law website (Clare’s Law gives you the right to ask Police about a partner’s history if you’re concerned they could be violent) – https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/alpha/request-information-under-clares-law/
Southern Domestic Abuse Services – www.southerndas.org/
National Domestic Violence Helpline – http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
Victim Support – http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Mens Advice Line & Enquiry (MALE) – http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/mens_advice.php.html
Honour Network Helpline – http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline – http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/
For a full list of services available to you in your area, including refuge and outreach support please visit the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Website www3.hants.gov.uk/healthandwellbeing/domesticabuse.htm