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This website has been created to help those living with domestic abuse to recognise the symptoms, and to find support services to help them change their situations, whether that is leaving or staying.  We also have a section for professionals with information on services, agencies and procedures to ensure they can give the best possible support to their clients.

Domestic abuse is a common (but unfortunately hidden) issue, where people of either gender – adults, teenagers and children suffer or are forced through physical, emotional, financial or other manipulation to change their behaviour by those who should be most supportive of them; girlfriend or boyfriend, husbands, wives or civil partners, partners, ex partners, or family members - for example parents, siblings or relatives in law. 

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  • BBC Newsbeat: How I survived Domestic Abuse.

     Not enough attention is given to teenagers at risk of domestic violence, a beauty queen who suffered abuse has told BBC Newsbeat. Link to the news page here

  • UK Girl Summit 2014 - Government announces £1.4million to tackle FGM and Forced Marriage

    As a study showing that 137,000 women subjected to FGM are living in the UK, the Telegraph reports that David Cameron announced new policies to tackle FGM and Forced Marriage at the Girl Summit 2014 . Link to some of the Telegraph pages here and here .

  • Victim Support - recruiting for 3 new roles as Domestic Abuse Referral Assistants

    Do you have experience of working in the field of domestic abuse? Then you could be the right candidate for these new and exciting roles based in Luton Borough Council's Social Care. The role of Domestic Abuse Referral Assistant is to review standard/medium risk domestic abuse referrals that are made into social care each day. The post holder will ensure that victims, perpetrators and children in Luton have access to comprehensive information about services and support that is available to ensure that children's needs are met. The role will include supporting the administration of the Luton MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference).

    Please go to www.victimsupport.org.uk/work-us/jobs for an application pack and further details

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