North Northumberland
Children’s Centres

North Northumberland
Children's Centres

Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. This includes forced marriage, abuse relating to gender identity or sexuality and so-called honour based violence. Domestic abuse can occur between current or former intimate partners, in the home, or in the family.

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

You may be experiencing domestic abuse if you say yes to one or more of the following questions;
Does your partner, ex-partner, or a family member:

  • Call you names, threaten to ‘out’ you, or use put-downs?
  • Use your gender or sexuality as a basis for threats or harm?
  • Damage your property?
  • Threaten to harm you or others that you love?
  • Control your access to money?
  • Make unwanted advances or force you into unwanted sexual contact?
  • Hit, shove, grab, kick, throw things, or use other forms of physical violence on you?
  • Control your contact with friends, family, work, or the LGBT ‘scene’?
  • Threaten to harm themselves if you leave or seek help?

Please see links below for further information, or click here which will direct you to the Early Help Section of the website

The Freedom Programme: (12 Week Programme)

The Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which provides information not therapy. The programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them make sense of and understand what has happened to them. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed. www.freedomprogramme.co.uk

http://www.nda.services/ (for men and women)

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-violence-and-abuse

http://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/ (for men, women and children)

http://new.mankind.org.uk/ (for men)

http://www.gracenrc.org.uk/ (for women and teenagers)