Raising awareness of domestic abuse support services
Tackling domestic abuse is one of the main priorities of the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership. Domestic abuse consists of any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse, whether physical, sexual, financial or emotional, between current or past intimate partners or family members. Domestic violence is a crime – it is unacceptable.
Nationally, two women every week are killed by their current or former partner so the seriousness of these crimes should not be underestimated. It is not only a problem of men’s violence towards women, domestic abuse also occurs where women are the perpetrators and it can happen in same sex relationships too. One in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
Please see below a list of support service and information about what they offer:
Aylesbury Women’s Aid 01296 436827- Offers support, information, advocacy and access to safe accommodation in Aylesbury and other areas. Provides a 24 hour emergency service.
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247- Gives support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers.
Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327- Male victims of domestic abuse can get help and advice.
Anyone in immediate danger should always call the police on 999.
For further information you can visit: www.speakouttoday.co.uk