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Domestic Abuse

If a partner, ex-partner or a family member is abusing you, you can get free and confidential help from a number of local organisations.

If you need support or you are working with people who are affected by domestic abuse, help is at hand.

Domestic abuse covers a range of situations including:

  • Physical, sexual or psychological abuse e.g. slapping, pushing, kicking, punching, stabbing, rape, verbal abuse and humiliation
  • Financial or emotional deprivation e.g. withholding money, not allowing friends to visit or restricting of phone calls
  • The use or threat of using legal sanctions against a partner e.g. threats about the custody of the children, threats of deportation
  • Denial of rights e.g. denial of medical care, physical freedom

If you are suffering any of these, get help and advice to live without violence.  You will be taken seriously and not judged because of your circumstances.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT)

Domestic violence is not always physical and the signs may not be obvious.  Domestic violence can involve controlling a person’s contact with their friends and family (isolating them), destroying property, verbal threats in private or public, etc.

Surveys show that at least 1 in 4 LGBT people experience domestic violence.

For support call 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428 

Help and advice

If you are in immediate danger you should contact the police on 999 or one of the following organisations:

  • Aylesbury Women’s Aid – 01296 436827
  • Wycombe Women’s Aid – 01494 461367
  • East Berkshire Women’s Aid – 01753 549865
  • Victim Support – 0808 168 9111
  • Thames Valley Domestic Violence Officers – 101
  • Asian Women Helpline – 01494 446366
  • Shelterline – 0808 8004444
  • The National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

The BSCB Policy on Domestic Abuse can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
BSCB Domestic Abuse Policy