Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Domestic Abuse

There are many forms of domestic abuse which include: physical, sexual, psychological, social or economic abuse, or neglect of an individual.

Forced marriage and honour crimes are also forms of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is a crime, that is largely hidden behind closed doors, and can leave victims feeling powerless and isolated.

Domestic abuse is rarely a one off event and can be experienced for many years.

Some people don't even realise they are being abusive but that doesn't make it acceptable or that you have to tolerate it.

Please find some support services below:

Support Services:

Womens Aid - Support for women regarding domestic abuse

Tel: 0800 980 3331

Stonham - Support for men and women experiencing domestic abuse

Tel: 0808 801 0327

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is any type of sexual act that a person does not agree to.

It can range from flashing and unwanted touching to sexual abuse and rape.

No matter what a person was doing, where they were, what they were wearing or if they'd been drinking or were under the influence of drugs, they were not ‘asking for it'or allowing themselves to be raped or sexually assaulted.

No one deserves to experience sexual violence. The responsibility for sexual violence always lies with the attacker.

Support Services:

Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Tel: 01905 724514

The Glade - Raped or Sexually assualted in the last 28 days?

Tel: 0808 178 2058