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Did you know......
1 in 4 women in Surrey has experienced abuse from known partner since the age of 18.
1 in 8 women are suffering right now!
1 in 6 men have been affected.
Are you being hurt by someone close to you? Do you know someone who is being hurt by someone close to them?
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic Abuse is any frm of physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse withi the context of a close relationship, usually between two partners or ex-artners.
Domestic Abuse may happen i any close relationship no matter what age gender, sexuality, or physical ability, aross all social casses, ad ethnic or racial backgrounds.
Abuse can involve:
Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking and bruising
Rape and forced participation in sexual acts
Ridicule, constant critisism, threats ad manipulation.
Isolation, sleep deprivation, intimidation and threatneing or controlling behaviur.
Are you experiencing Domestic Abuse?
Sometimes poepl in abusive relationhsip feel that wht they experience is not serious enugh to be called abuse.
people in abusive relationships often becoe isolated from friends and family. It can feel as if you are the only one experiencing this .
May peeople feel that the abuse they are experinecin is their fault
You may feel that you would ot be understood or believed if you told family, friends or even professionals.
Suffering abuse can seriously affect your health, your confidence and belief in yourself.
Pleease remember you are not alone
Fore example, the South West Surrey Outreach Team can offer supoort and adice to women, men and children withi the commnity, whether they have left or are still living in an abusive relationshi.
WThey ca offer you support over the telephone or at an agreed eeting place where it is safe to do so
They can offer advice with housing issues
They also offer advocacy work to support you when attending court herings or solicitors appointments.
They can find yo emergency accommodation if needed.
They can just sit and listen to you if you just need to talk.
For further help and information please call their helpline number: 01483 577 392
This number is manned Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. If we are busy please leave a message and we will call you back.
Please remember in an emergency to call 999.
Other helpful numbers to call:
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach - call us in confidence: 01483 577392
Surrey Women's Aid (25hr helpline) 01483 776822
Samaritans 08457 909090
Refuge 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247
Childline 0800 1111
Here are some statistics taken from the book ‘Living With The Dominator - A Book About The Freedom Programme’. Pat Craven, 2008
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There are many online networks full of people who have been through similar experiences, and are happy to be supportive and offer advice when they can. Some are specific to divorce and breakup, but most are there to help support you through any life changing experience.
A great website is Advice Now which has some clear and useful information on different life changing situations. Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate, up-to-date information on rights and legal issues.
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