Domestic Abuse and Violence
Suffolk Violence Against Women and Girls, Men and Boys 2018 - 2021 Strategy and Action Plan
In September 2017, the Suffolk Health & Wellbeing Board agreed to broaden its responsibilities around Domestic Abuse to include Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) in line with a refreshed VAWG strategy published by the Home Office in 2016.
You can read both strategies below:
Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care
The Offices of Norfolk and Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioners, in partnership with Victim Support, launched the new joint Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care service (NSVC) on 3rd April 2018. This service will be delivered by a team of specially trained and highly skilled staff and volunteers offering support and advice to victims of all crimes throughout both counties
For full details please see this flyer.
SafeLives 'Spotlights' on Domestic Abuse
New Dawn Suffolk - website offering advice and support for men, women and young people
Below are two excellent short videos to raise awareness of domestic abuse and encourage victims to seek help and support. Both feature scenarios which illustrate typical behaviours of both victims and abusers in relation to physical abuse and coercive control; the latter often being overlooked as a form of domestic abuse.
The purpose is to convey the message to victims that “you are not alone” and to encourage them to tell someone. They also highlight the other medical professionals and partner agencies who can offer support alongside the police.
These videos are supported by Women’s Aid, Refuge, NHS England and the London Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247