Remember, domestic abuse isn’t your fault. You’re not to blame. The most important thing is for you to be safe.
Here’s some contact numbers and websites you can use to help your situation ….
Always call 999 in an emergency. The police should be contacted if you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of a domestic abuse incident. Make sure you say your name and address.
- Call 101 for the police helpline. This is the number to call if you want to contact the police in a non-emergency, to report something that has happened or to seek some advice.
LOCAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT (SHEFFIELD AND SOUTH YORKSHIRE)
- Call 0808 8082241 for the Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline. Alternatively, visit the website: www.sheffielddact.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know when it’s safe to get in touch with you.
- Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (IDVAS) – 0114 2493920
- Action Domestic Abuse Service (ADAS) Sheffield – Tel: 0114 270 6999
- Ashiana: Support for Black, Asian, Minority Ethinic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people in Sheffield fleeing domestic and sexual abuse within a range multiple perpetrator systems such as forced marriage, human trafficking, gang violence and "honour" based violence. www.ashianasheffield.org or call 0114 255 5740.
- Chilypep: Children and Young People's Empowerment Project works alongside children and young people aged 8 to 25 to find fun and creative ways of involving them in the decisions that affect their lives. www.chilypep.org.uk or call 0114 234 8846
- VIDA: Specialist domestic abuse and sexual abuse services and training. Services include: Eva Women's Therapy (counselling service), Eva Women's Groups, Juno "Parenting After Abuse" groupwork programme. www.vidasheffield.org.uk or call 0114 275 0101
- YWHP: (Young Women's Housing Project). Supported accommodation and therapeutic provision for young women aged 16-25 years and their children, who have been affected by sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or intimate partner abuse. www.ywhp.org.uk or call 0114 268 0580
- DESCY's Gender Respect Education Project: Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence through the development of engaging, participatory and creative curriculum activities and materials. More information, research and resources can be found on the Gender Respect Project website: www.genderrespect2013.wordpress.com
WHERE CAN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE GO TO FOR HELP?
Childline. Telephone: 0800 1111. Contact Childline anytime, calls are free and confidential. If you are worried or have a problem you can contact Childline who will talk to you and offer help and support.
NSPCC. Helpline - 0808 800 5000. NSPCC Young People’s Centre, Sheffield – Telephone 0114 2289200. If you’re worried about a child’s safety or if you need help and advice. NSPCC Sheffield also offer services around child sexual abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation.
- The Hideout. This is a website all about domestic abuse for young children. For help and information about domestic abuse if you’re worried about yourself or one of your parents.
- SAFE@LAST – are based in South Yorkshire, and can listen, give advice, support and practical help if you are thinking of running away from home, ‘ring don’t run’ open 24/7. To get in touch, visit the website www.safeatlast.org.uk or Freephone helpline: 0800 335 SAFE. Text SAFE plus your message to 60777.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE AND WOMEN'S SERVICES:
- Women's Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline – Tel: 0808 2000247
- Samaritans 08457 90 90 90. Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
- Muslim Women's Helpline. Mobile tel: 0303 999 5786 or Landline tel: 0800 999 5786. The Muslim Women’s Helpline aims to provide any Muslim girl or woman in a crisis with a free, confidential listening service and referral to Islamic consultants, plus practical help and information, where required.
MORE INFO ONLINE
- www.burstingthebubble.com - Australian site for young people experiencing abuse.
- www.breakthecycle.org - US site. Aims to empower and educate youth to live a life free from dating and domestic abuse.
- www.lovegoodbadugly.com - Australian site. A guide for young people on love, respect and abuse in relationships.
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