If you are in a relationship with someone - you should feel loved, safe, respected and free to be yourself. You shouldn’t be abused!
Abuse can be:
• emotional: being ignored, excluded or blamed
• physical: being repeatedly hit or not cared for
• sexual: being forced to take part in sexual activities in person or through the internet or mobile phones
If you are a victim of abuse such as domestic violence or sexual exploitation you may not think yourself as such. You may see your abuser as your partner. You may want to get your partner in trouble or cause your partner to become angry or breaky up with you.
It isn’t your fault if you are being abused. You shouldn’y feel guilty, scared or ashamed.
The Wish Centre - local centre to help those who are experiencing domestic abuse www.bddwa.org.uk/our-services/wish-centre
If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.
If you or someone else you know is in immediate danger please dial 999!
Other organisations that can help are:
NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/
Barnardos - www.barnardos.org.uk/
Childline for free and confidential advice and support - www.childline.org.uk/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - for worries about sexual exploitation online - www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
National Domestic Violence Helpline - for women - www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
Men’s Advice Line - for men - www.mensadviceline.org.uk/
Galop - for LGBTQ - www.galop.org.uk/
Be A Lover Not A Fighter campaign - www.lovernotfighter.org.uk/