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Domestic Abuse

  • An estimated 2.3 million adults aged 16-74 experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales in the year ending March 2020, nearly 70% of whom were women.
  • It is a crime that can affect anyone in society and is not confined to any particular background, culture or age group.
  • Domestic abuse is used as a means of control, it is not due to troubles controlling anger or the use of alcohol or other drugs.
  • There are a wide range of reasons a person experiencing domestic abuse may not feel able to leave their relationship, and this process can take time.
  • Risk to a person experiencing domestic abuse can increase as they leave the relationship, it’s important that specialist support is accessed, support services highlighted below.

Support available:

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, support and additional information in relation to domestic violence and abuse is available through the following organisations:


  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Women’s Aid:


Mankind Initiative:

  • 01823 334244

Respect Men’s advice line:

  • 0808 8010327


Respect phoneline for people harming their partners/families:

  • 0808 8024040


Galop LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline:

  • 0800 999 5428



If you have a concern regarding a pupil, contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads - Mrs Benarous, Mrs Davies, Mrs Dunkley, Miss Hall, Mrs Rollings. The following services are also available to provide support:

Childline: (A service that does not appear on the phone bill that a child can call for support if they have concerns with a range of issues, including abuse.):

  • 0800 1111


Operation Encompass:

  • (This service provides information about domestic abuse and also offers online training for Key Adults/Designated Safeguarding leads)
  • Teacher’s helpline: 0204 513 9990 (Support available for teachers supporting a child experiencing domestic abuse)
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