6. Children and Young People

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Advice for Partners, Family and Friends

2017-07-24T22:07:38+00:00|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 Victims may feel withdrawn, depressed or numb.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, [...]

Support for Children and Young People

2018-11-08T14:41:49+00:00|4. About Sexual Violence, 5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 6. Children and Young People|

We have specialist advisors for children who have significant experience of supporting young people and their families through the criminal justice system. Children and Young People are entitled to a range of special measures to help them give evidence in court - these can be explained to you by your dedicated advisor. We can help [...]

Court Support for Children and Young People

2017-07-24T22:07:38+00:00|4. About Sexual Violence, 5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 6. Children and Young People|

We have specialist advisors for children who have significant experience of supporting young people and their families through the criminal justice system. Children and Young People are entitled to a range of special measures to help them give evidence in court - these can be explained to you by your dedicated advisor. We can help [...]

Cyber Stalking

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

Cyber stalking can be defined as threatening behaviour or unwanted advances or harassment using the Internet, email, social networking sites or text messaging. It shares some characteristics with stalking in that it is deliberate, persistent and personal and involves the pursuit, harassment, or contact of others in an unwanted manner. Cyber stalking and Domestic Abuse [...]

Keeping Children Safe

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

The typical advice "Don't Talk to Strangers" doesn't apply in this case. Most child abusers are known to their victims. Teach your children basic sexual education. Teach them that no one should touch the "private" parts of their body (This can be described as 'The bits covered by a swim suit' if your child is [...]

Forced Marriage

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

A forced marriage is a marriage where one or both people do not consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used For more information please visit: Forced Marriage Briefing for Professionals Information if the individual is going overseas https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325920/FCO_FM2014_A6_web.pdf http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk http://ikwro.org.uk/about-us/ www.freedomcharity.org.uk The “One-Chance” Rule All practitioners working with victims of forced marriage and [...]

Honour Based Violence

2017-07-24T22:07:38+00:00|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 [...]

Children and Young People

2018-11-08T14:41:44+00:00|2. About Domestic Abuse, 6. Children and Young People|

Domestic abuse is a repeated pattern of behaviour. It can include several different types of abusive behaviour, and may get worse the longer the two people are together. People use domestic abuse to control other people. If you are a young person in an abusive relationship yourself, remember that you are not to blame. Young [...]