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Gypsies and Travellers

2017-07-24T22:05:02+01:00|2. About Domestic Abuse|

Around 300,000 Gypsies and Travellers live in the UK. Around 200,000 live in houses and 100,000 in trailers (caravans). Some continue to live a nomadic life, travelling from area to area for part or all of the year. Around 25,000 Gypsies & Travellers are homeless and have nowhere legal to stop. It is important to [...]

Older Generation

2017-07-24T22:05:02+01:00|2. About Domestic Abuse, 4. About Sexual Violence|

Ensuring that stereotyping older people is to be avoided, experience shows that some older people may feel less able to access services; they may be less able to access services; they may be less aware than younger people of the services and options available to them; or they may believe that services are only for [...]

Advice for Partners, Family and Friends

2017-07-24T22:07:38+01:00|2. About Domestic Abuse, 4. About Sexual Violence, 6. Children and Young People, 7. General Safety and Security Information|

A relative, a friend or partner who has been raped or sexually assaulted is likely to need the support of friends and family to cope with what has happened. Rape and sexual assault are terrifying experiences and everyone reacts differently. Victims may feel withdrawn, depressed or numb. They may also feel very anxious and panicky, [...]

Honour Based Violence

2017-07-24T22:07:38+01:00|2. About Domestic Abuse, 4. About Sexual Violence, 6. Children and Young People, 7. General Safety and Security Information|

What is Honour Based Violence? The CPS and ACPO have a common definition of honour based violence: 'Honour based violence is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and / or community'. The terms “honour crime” or “honour-based violence” or “izzat” embrace [...]