Domestic Abuse and Violent Crime

Domestic Abuse and Violent Crime

Annual White Ribbon Day Campaign 2018

Representatives from Hampshire Constabulary, Southern Domestic Abuse Service, Motiv8 and Gosport Borough Council  will be at  Gosport Ferry Terminal on Friday 23rd November from 09:00 – 11:00 hours raising awareness of Domestic Abuse in conjunction with the annual White Ribbon Day event.  There will be information displays, leaflets, White Ribbon enamel badges and wristbands available (for a small donation) and free hot refreshments for all.

Contributions received will be donated to Southern Domestic Abuse Service, the local domestic abuse provider for Gosport in partnership with Hampshire County Council.  Southern Domestic Abuse Service’s priority is to provide comprehensive and responsive services to meet the needs of women, children, young people and men experiencing domestic abuse.  More information can be found at www.southerndas.org

Useful contacts:

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) – http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/abuse-against-the-person/domestic-violence-disclosure-scheme

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

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
  • pressure
  • disrespect
  • isolation
  • harassment
  • 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.