It’s Safeguarding Week in Kirklees and across West Yorkshire. To support this, Kirklees Council have produced an online training resource around Domestic Abuse.
We realise that unfortunately some of you who are helping others at this difficult time have come across domestic abuse whilst supporting people in our communities.
You can listen to the briefing on YouTube (it is just over 20 minutes).
The briefing is designed to help with basic awareness, with reference to the increased risk of domestic abuse during Covid-19.
Domestic abuse organisations have seen increased household tension and domestic violence due to lockdown restrictions, economic stress and fears about the Coronavirus. Increased isolation could also create an increase in abuse.
It is timely that Yorkshire Children’s Centre can announce they have launched their new telephone helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse: “I need help to stop” – 07849 398711.
Support is available for those who wish to address their abusive behaviour to improve the lives of their partners, ex-partners and children. Domestic abuse includes physical violence, emotional abuse or any other form of coercive control.
The helpline is anonymous and confidential and provides guidance, support and advice in developing healthy relationships. If agreeable, callers can also gain further support through an online webchat session.