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Domestic Violence

Link to information regarding the West Sussex Harm Prevention TeamDomestic violence and abuse is a crime that has a devastating impact on the community and accounts for a quarter of all violent crime in West Sussex. Domestic violence occurs in both heterosexual and same sex relationships regardless of race, social status or class.
 
Visit West Sussex County Council's website to out more about domestic violence and what help is available throughout the county.  Alternatively, scroll down the page to find information and links to drop in facilities, helplines and victim support.

National Council for Aging Care
http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/ 

Drop in Facilities
Anyone needing advice for themselves, a friend or relative can speak to an adviser via the drop in service.  The drop-in centres are staffed by a variety of different agencies such as Solicitors, Victim Support, Women's Aid, Police, Social & Caring Services, and Housing.  Representatives are able to answer queries, or will assist the person to make contact with the agency most appropriate to their enquiry.  The drop-in centre can be used as many times as needed, and visitors remain anonymous if they wish.  The service is completely free and no appointment is needed. For local telephone support call 01273 622 822 or telephone 0808 2000 247 (open 24 hours - interpreters available). Alternatively visit www.riseuk.org.uk/.  
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Refuge Information and Victim Support
Below is a list of other useful websites who can offer support and advice to those affected by domestic violence:

Website: http://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Website: www.crimereduction.gov.uk/domesticviolence/domesticviolence40.htm

Worth Domestic Abuse Advisors
Website: www.worthservices.org 

The Women's Domestic Abuse 
Website: www.wdachoices.org.uk  

Victim Support .
Website:  www.victimsupport.org.uk/

NSPCC & Childline 
Websitewww.childline.org.uk/ 
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk/

Safe In Sussex
www.safeinsussex.org

Event in September 2015 

The Samaritans 
Website: www.samaritans.org/

The Mankind Initiative 
Website: www.mankind.org.uk/Link to the Mens Aid website

Men’s Aid
Website: www.mensaid.co.uk 

Action on Elder Abuse   
Website: www.elderabuse.org.uk/

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