• Domestic Violence Are you experiencing domestic violence? One woman in four (and one man in six) in the UK will be a
    victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, according
    to research estimates.
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Cumbria

Domestic Violence Safety Advice

Cumbria

Everyone is entitled to live safely without fear of violence or abuse and incidents of domestic violence are not acceptable. Cumbria Police take this issue very seriously and investigate all incidents reported to them.

The following information and advice will help you, or someone you know who is a victim of violence to stay safe.

If an incident occurs:

  • Try to leave before the incident gets worse and go to a safe place if possible, if not try to remain calm and near to an escape route in case you can leave quickly.
  • When it is safe, get out of danger as soon as possible and go to a safe place. This may be with friends, family or someone you can trust.
  • Always call 999 in an emergency or use a pre-agreed code word to alert family or friends to call the police for you.
  • Keep a record of what has happened to you, including damage to your home and belongings to give to the police.

Report domestic violence to the Police straight away, nationally it takes on average 35 incidents before someone will ask the Police for help, so please do something about this sooner, chances are it will happen again.

If you, or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence we are here to help you. Talk to us or someone you trust and together we can stop domestic violence.

For more information on Cumbria's domestic violence services, follow the link to http://www.impacthousing.org.uk/let-go-domestic-violence-service

You can contact the police on 101. In an emergency always dial 999.

Staffordshire Moorlands

Domestic Violence Safety Advice

Staffordshire Moorlands

If you or someone close to you on the Staffordshire Moorlands is suffering any form of Domestic Abuse, go to www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk which has a wide range of support information & contacts in respect of all forms of Domestic Abuse.

Alternatively, ring 01782 205500 or 01782 204479 where you can speak to (or leave a message for) ARCH staff, with whom you can discuss your situation and options in complete confidence.