Domestic Abuse

If you are suffering from domestic abuse please contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (24 hrs). 

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the Police.

Domestic abuse includes any threats, violence; controlling or coercive behaviour that takes place between family members or people aged over 16 and are in a relationship with each other (or have been in the past). Family members are defined as mother, father, sister, brother and grandparents; whether directly related, in-laws or step family.  

Domestic abuse can happen regardless of social group, class, age, race, religion, disability or sexuality of the individuals involved. It can affect both men and women, and can occur in any relationship - heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual; young or old.

It is a pattern of behaviour used by abusers to establish and maintain power and control over another person.

White Ribbon Campaign UK

Breckland Council are proud to support 'The White Ribbon Campaign', it is the largest global effort of men working to end male violence against women. We aim to educate and raise awareness of violence against women, and to engage men in these issues.

Wearing a White Ribbon is a personal Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. Each year we urge as many as possible to wear a white ribbon for one week starting on 25th November, the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women. White Ribbon Campaign

Domestic Abuse Champions

Within Breckland Council there are Domestic Abuse Champions who are trained with specialised knowledge and they use this to respond effectively and appropriately to situations if they arise. The Champions Network contribute to an enhanced knowledge in frontline organisations, therefore reducing risk of serious harm in the belief that we can decrease the human and organisational cost if risk is identified and managed early.

Last updated: 01/09/2020 13:48:45