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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can include:    

 

•physical abuse

•sexual abuse

•emotional abuse

•coercive behaviour – for example, humiliating you or intimidating you

•controlling behaviour – for example if someone makes you feel less important or dependent on them

•economic abuse – for example controlling how you spend your money or access your possessions

•violent or threatening behaviour

•harassment or stalking

•nuisance text messages, emails or telephone calls

 

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone.  

 

We can help you if you are experiencing domestic abuse from a family member, partner or ex-partner.  We can help you to report the violence to the police, find somewhere safe to stay or get a court order to stop your abusive partner from harming or threatening you.  This could mean that you can stay in your home and get the person who is harming you to leave.  We can also refer or signpost you to get specialist help from another organisation.

 

Helpful websites and telephone helplines

 

IF YOU ARE IN AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 999

 

DAVSS (Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services)

www.davss.org.uk | Helpline: 01892 570 538 (10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays)

 

Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS)

https://daeverybodysbusiness.org/kidas | Helpline 0808 168 9111 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)

 

Look Ahead

https://www.lookahead.org.uk/ | 03330 104660 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

 

Refuge (National Domestic Abuse Helpline)

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ | 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)