Supporting People in Abusive Relationships

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Safer Gloucester is promoting the production of a directory outlining the services that are available to help and support victims of domestic abuse.

There are many different types of domestic abuse. It can be physical violence, sexual violence, emotional or financial control and can be committed by a spouse or family member.

Sadly national statistics show that as many as one in four women will experience domestic abuse at some time in their lives and many will experience violence several times before reporting it to the police.

Domestic abuse is also not specific to female victims; victims can be either gender and of any age.

These booklets offer information on where victims can get help, whether they are still in a relationship with their abuser or not.

They also include a safety plan of what to do if you have to leave in an emergency.

Chief Inspector Richard Burge said: “People suffering in abusive relationships often find it hard to ask for help, but we want to reassure people that there are people in the county who can help. “I would advise and encourage anyone in an abusive relationship to seek help and in any emergency to call 999."

“Gloucestershire Constabulary take a zero tolerance approach to domestic abuse and all reports are taken incredibly seriously. We also have specially trained offers who will offer all possible support to victims.”

The booklets are available from the Community Safety Team at Gloucester City Council, telephone number 01452 396984.They can also be downloaded below. 

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods at Gloucester City Council, said: “It is important to raise awareness of the issues of domestic abuse and assure victims that there is help available. This booklet contains valuable information and is available to anyone seeking advice and information.”

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Relationship Abuse Booklet

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