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DOMESTIC ABUSE

ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE DANGER?

Police 999 

24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 
0808 2000 247

DO YOU NEED MORE HELP?

Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline 08088 088 088

Legal Advice Helpline 0203 935 5999

Talk to a Domestic Abuse Specialist 01923 816229

Domestic abuse- what is it?

 

Does your partner or family member… intimidate you, check up on you, dislike you having friends, call you names and criticise you, restrict your access to money or health care, hurt you, blame you for the way they feel?

 

Do you feel…frightened, depressed, isolated, powerless?

 

Are you in a relationship:

 

 

This could be an abusive relationship and may be experienced by both women and men aged 16 years and over. Domestic abuse happens in marriages, partnerships, same-sex relationships and families. It occurs in all cultures, class structures, age groups and is happening today in your neighbourhood.

 

How can Watford Women’s Centre help me?

 

We offer an appointment (face to face or on the telephone) with a specialist domestic abuse worker who will listen and give you accurate information in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. Initially, we would talk to you about your situation, assess the safety needs of you and any children and discuss your options.

 

These may include:

 

 

How do I access the services?

 

You can ring us to talk through your situation over the phone with our specialist support worker Alison Thomas, or make an appointment with Alison or our BAME specialist outreach worker on 01923 816 229.

 

Will it be confidential?

 

We hope you will feel comfortable talking openly with the support worker. Whatever is discussed is strictly confidential to the agency unless we have concerns regarding the safety of yourself or others, in particular children and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding concerns may be passed on to relevant people who need to know and we will always try and include you in this process.

 

You have helped me walk tall again, without the fear that has followed me for so long.

 

You have shown me that we are worthy as women and that we have to hold on to our self-esteem even when others would try to destroy it.

 

I became me again and turned a negative experience into a positive outcome.
 


 

HDAH

 

 

Herts Sunflower