Domestic Abuse & Violence
The Government states domestic violence and threatening behaviour can happen to anyone, any gender or sexuality and in any situation. If you feel you are being controlled or made to do anything that makes you feel unsafe, this could happen to you in many ways:
Also so-called honour based abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation are recognised by the Government as abuse and violence towards women.
Here's some of the work going on in Suffolk by people in local government and the national government to tackle abuse and domestic violence.
Suffolk Violence Against Women and Girls, Men and Boys 2018 - 2021 Strategy and Action Plan
Suffolk Health & Wellbeing Board is tackling Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) and you can read how they are doing this here:
Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care
The Offices of Norfolk and Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioners, in partnership with Victim Support is a team of specially trained staff and volunteers offering support and advice to victims of all crimes throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
For full details please download the Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care flyer
Bright Sky App
Bright Sky is a FREE app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know.
Bright Sky has a UK-wide directory of support services and questionnaires to help anyone who is experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
SafeLives 'Spotlights' on Domestic Abuse
Below are two short videos showing typical behaviours of both victims and abusers.
You are not alone. Tell someone. There is support out there for you which includes the police and medical professionals.
Women’s Aid, Refuge, NHS England and the London Association of Directors of Adult Social Services are all working to protect people at risk of domestic violence and abuse.
You can also call the National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 at anytime.
You can also access our Domestic Abuse advice in various different languages below: