If violence is happening to you, the first step is to understand that it is not your fault. You can get support by telephoning us to talk about the things that have been happening, and find out some ideas about how to feel and be safer.
Violence is against the law, and is it your right to live your life without being afraid. If you have children, you have a right to raise them in a safe and loving environment. There is nothing you can do to provoke violence against you. Violence is a behaviour, and all behaviours are a choice.
It is important to have a safety plan in place, so you might like to think about people or places you can go to if you need to, in order to be safe. This could be your family, friends, police station or women’s refuge. It might also be helpful to have some money and any important documents somewhere safe in case you need them.
For more information on safety planning, please give us a call.