2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner (Office of National Statistics, 2015) – 1 woman killed every 3 days.
1 in 4 women in England and Wales will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes and 8% will suffer domestic violence in any given year (Crime Survey of England and Wales, 2013/14)
Our Freephone Domestic Abuse Helpline is available Mon-Fri, 9.00 - 4.30pm
You can use the helpline if you have been affected by domestic abuse or if you are worried about someone you know. We also offer advice to the friends and family of anyone experiencing domestic abuse.
If you contact us we can give support, help and information over the telephone. We can offer:
- Someone to talk to in confidence
- Information about your rights and options (legal rights, protection, Safeguarding, housing, benefits etc.)
- Information on other domestic abuse support services
- Information on how to keep yourself and your children safe (safety planning)
Contact our free Helpline on 0800 9232622 or send us a message via our contact page.
The Helpline is also for professional’s who are supporting women and children. If you are looking for advice or want to make a referral you can contact us on 0191 261 0504
If you are in immediate danger contact the Police on 999
For help outside of office hours contact the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247
Awareness raising in education and youth settings
We believe that it is crucial that young people are educated about healthy relationships, domestic violence and sexual rights. This includes a focus on the subtle aspects of domestic abuse, such as controlling and coercive behaviour.
The majority of our work with young people focuses on primary prevention. We know that early intervention and the recognition that domestic violence is not confined to physical abuse is key to preventing an escalation of abuse.
We do this by promoting education and community approaches to prevention, which aims to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence and abuse and give young people an awareness of domestic abuse services and the type of support available to them.
Newcastle Women's Aid recognises that no single agency or individual can effectively respond to meet the scope of needs which a victim requires.
In order for young people to receive the best outcomes there needs to be a co-ordinated response from services including education, children's social care, mental health and youth services.
We provide a range of training and information sharing sessions to statutory and voluntary organizations and community groups. Training can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of organization’s and agencies.
We are currently in the process of re-developing our training programme and aim to have this completed by summer 2017.
If you are interested in receiving more information about our training, please contact us on 0191 2610504
We are keen to hear from organisations and services who would like to work in partnership with us to help provide the best outcomes for women and girls who have been affected by domestic abuse.