Slough Safeguarding Adults

Domestic Abuse: Help is still available during COVID19

What is domestic abuse?

CLICK HERE to view the safeguarding COVID 19 Flyer

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:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

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.

Organisation/link to website

Telephone number

Hestia

01753 477352

Slough Children’s Trust

01753 875362

Victim Support

0808 1689111

Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247

Slough Services Guide

 

Forced Marriage Unit

0207 008 0151

LGBT DA Helpline (Galop)

0800 999 5428

National Stalking Helpline

0808 802 0300

Slough Drug Services (Turning Point)

01753 692548

Honour Based Violence & Force Marriage Helpline

0800 5999247

Local Safeguarding Children’s Board

 

Slough Sexual Violence Service (ISVA)

0800 221 8186

Thames Valley Police

101 (non-emergency)

NCDV (24 hr Injunction Service)

0800 970 2070

Slough Borough Council Housing Team

01753 475111

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline

0208 960 4000 (Ext 1)

Survivors UK (for male survivors)

020 3598 3898

Reducing The Risk

 

Respect (if you have hurt loved ones)

0808 8024040

Mankind (for male survivors)

01823 334 244

Slough Advice Centre

0344 515 1380

NSPCC Adult Helpline

0808 800 5000

NSPCC Children’s Helpline

0800 11 11

ChildLine

0800 11 11

 

With thanks to Rachel Axtell for producing this page.  

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

Email: rachel.axtell@slough.gov.uk

 

Useful Links

If you are worried about an adult at risk of abuse or neglect

Call 01753 475111 or email safeguarding.adults@slough.gov.uk.

Safeguarding Training video

The Safeguarding Partnership has produced a video about Safeguarding basics during COVID-19.  Click on this Link to access.

National helplines

 
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565

 

Safeguarding Partnership Newsletter

LINK to new safeguarding partnership newsletter June 2020 edition

Thinking of volunteering? Click on this link: https://sloughcvs.org/

Video for those volunteering in Slough on THIS LINK

Video for those volunteering and new to safeguarding on THIS LINK