Domestic Abuse - Children Can Learn By Example

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Domestic & Sexual Abuse is one of the top priorities for Northumbria's Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, as outlined in the Police & Crime Plan 2013-18.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse happens in every part of the UK every day.

Northumbria Police works with other organisations and agencies to provide advice and support.

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Police Response

The police's first priority is to protect the victim, taking appropriate action and giving advice.

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Advice for victims

Information to help anyone who is or knows someone who is a victim of domestic abuse.

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Support Services

Local and national advice , counselling services, refuge numbers and local authority services.

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Teen abuse

Local and national advice , counselling services, refuge numbers and local authority services.

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Website History

You may be worried that someone could find out what you have been looking at online. Read how to increase your safety when using the internet

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Abusers

If you’re an abuser, you should know Northumbria Police will take action against you and if you commit a criminal offence you can be arrested....

Sound familliar? All domestic abuse victims have the right to live without fear or violence

Types of abuse

Abuse doesn’t have to be physical violence. It can also refer to emotional, psychological, sexual and even financial abuse.

Types fo abuse

Clare's Law

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The Home Office has introduced a scheme allowing police to disclose to individuals details of their partners' abusive pasts... Read more