Domestic abuse advice for victims, family and friends
Domestic Abuse can affect anyone regardless of race, ethnic or religious background, class, sexuality, disability or lifestyle. If you have been affected by Domestic Abuse you are not alone.
The booklet has been produced to give you information about the agencies that may be able to help you.
Agencies in Telford and Wrekin are committed to working together to help those who are or have experienced Domestic Abuse.
Local and national numbers have been included in the directory to provide you with as much help as possible.
Download the booklet here.
Poster final with dates.
White Ribbon Town
The Community Safety Team, working with many various services and partnerships have attended numerous local sporting events, held promotional campaigns in local colleges and the Telford Town Centre and displaying posters on the back of buses, taking our 5ft White Ribbon to everywhere we visited in order to gain pledges and promoting that domestic abuse should not be tolerated as well as a Council V Police football match. To date we have over 1800 pledges and still more to be entered. You can find further information out about the campaign and still pledge on the White Ribbon campaign website.
Crucial Crew is set to return this summer. After another successful year in 2015 we are pleased to say that Crucial Crew will be taking place again in 2016. AFC Telford are kindly hosting the event at AFC at no cost after we had to move from Buildwas Abbey where it had been held for 12 years. Crucial Crew is a 13 day event where all year 6 students have the opportunity to attend.
Partners from West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, Telford & Wrekin Council, British Red Cross, Dogs Trust, Royal Life Saving Society and Western Power are all supporting on delivering key life skills and knowledge that aims to keep young people safe.
Informal group open for female victims of domestic abuse to come along and meet other women in a similar situation to them, to chat about their relationship worries and get support. The Coffee Morning is held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 10.00am – 12 noon. This is a good opportunity to explore what other support programmes are available. For further information please call 01952 381920.
Domestic abuse support programmes
Building on the success of the Freedom Programme, The Community Safety Team and Children and Locality Services at Telford & Wrekin Council have teamed up to deliver two new support programmes for women who are or have suffered domestic abuse. The programmes are Power to Change and Parenting Group, follow the attached link to find out further information on the programmes and who to contact if you would like to join. We also have some useful information and advice on our Domestic Abuse page.