Domestic abuse: Help is still available even during COVID19
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.
This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:
Family members are: mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister & grandparents, directly-related, in-laws or step-family.
A recent change in UK law recognises stalking and coercive control (a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away the victim's liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self) as domestic abuse and is liable to prosecution.
There are no cultural or religious reasons for anyone to suffer domestic abuse and help is available through a wide range of local and national groups. Karma Nirvana is a British Human Rights Charity which supports all victims of ‘so called’ Honour based abuse and forced marriage. They can be reached via telephone on 0800 5999 247 or via email or post through their website.
Slough domestic abuse and sexual violence
Phone numbers and websites
If you feel threatened or in danger at any time call 999 immediately.
With thanks to Rachel Axtell for putting this page together
BA(Hons), Dip HE Existential & Person Centred Counsellor, Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
Domestic Abuse Partnership Co-ordinator
Regulatory Services | Slough Borough Council
Address: Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, SL1 2EL
Tel: 01753 875146