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Legal Protection from Domestic Violence

This inforgraphic detailing the legal protection from domestic violence in the UK, was kindly provided by Laker Legal Solicitors .

Domestic violence and abuse is becoming more prevalent each year. This may be due to people becoming more aware of abusive situations or that more victims are plucking up the courage to report the abuse they’re being subjected to. The infographic provides an outline of the different types of abuse, the scale of the problem – along with some myths debunked and the legal action which can be taken against the perpetrators. You do not have to be suffering in silence. There are also some charities and support groups included, which will be able to assist you. Being the victim of domestic violence and abuse is frightening to say the least but remember you have human and legal rights, so use them and put an end to the abuse you’re suffering !

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Related Pages:

Are you a Domestic Violence Victim?
Are You a Domestic Violence survivor?
Leaving and your Safety

Recommended Reading:

Lundy Bancroft has written what is probably the most comprehensive and readable book on domestic violence, the beliefs of the abuser and the dynamics of abuse. This truly is a MUST READ for anyone seriously trying to understand domestic abuse and how to cope with an abusive relationship:

To order in the US: Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

To order in the UK: Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Living with the Dominator by Pat Craven is the book to accompany the Freedom Programme in the UK. This book should be compulsory in schools - the information is so clear and so obvious and such an eye-opener! After studying domestic violence issues for years, this is the one book which finally enabled me to click it all into place and answer all my whys. Just read it:

To order in the US: Living With the Dominator (Kindle version only - and well worth buying a Kindle just to get this book!)

To order in the UK: Living with the Dominator: A Book About the Freedom Programme: 1

If you are thinking about leaving an abusive relationship:

Do not Suffer Domestic Violence in Silence - NCDV Can Help

Since it was set up in 2002, the NCDV (National Centre for Domestic Violence) has been helping victims obtain emergency injunctions - such as an occupation order or a non-molestation order - regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or financial situation. We aim to provide instant, effective protection against domestic violence and give advice to anyone who seeks it.

We offer:

- A One Stop Shop
- Immediate advice
- A 24-hour telephone helpline
- Specialists in Non-Molestation, Occupation and Prohibitive Steps Orders
- Direct links to other support agencies
- Police & agency training
- We have obtained more than 10,000 injunctions
- "McKenzie Friend" training schemes in universities across the country, allowing law students to attend court with victims of domestic violence who cannot access public funding

We offer our services completely free. We never have and never will charge for our services.

NCDV is an independent, self-funding organisation that works with police forces, Refuge, Women's Aid, Victim Support and Citizens' Advice Bureaux across England.

We provide a free, fast service to those who have experienced domestic violence. We specialise in offering legal support, making it possible to seek legal advice as well as court assistance. In practice, this usually means helping individuals to apply for an injunction at their local county court. To do this we use firms of local solicitors and trained volunteers who act as "McKenzie Friends". This means we can offer an emergency service to victims of domestic violence whatever their financial circumstances, including those who do not qualify for legal aid.

If you need any further information about NCDV, or to learn more about applying for a Non-Molestation Order or other forms of injunction, contact us on 0844 8044 999, or visit our website www.ncdv.org.uk

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UK National Domestic Violence Freephone number 0808 2000 247


For a comprehensive course on Domestic Violence and Abuse and its impact on children, we recommend the following online course provided by the Virtual College:

Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse Online Course

In this supportive and straightforward guide, Lundy Bancroft (Why Does He Do That?) and JAC Patrissi offer a way for women to practically take stock of their relationships and move forward with or without their partners. Women involved in chronically frustrating or unfulfilling relationships will learn to: · Tell the difference between a healthy-yet-difficult relationship and one that is really not working · Recognise the signs that their partner has a serious problem · Stop waiting to see what happens and make their own growth the top priority · Prepare for life without their partner even as they keep trying to make the relationship work:

To order in the US: Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can--and Should--be Saved

To order in the UK: Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Sorting Out Whether Your Relationship Can-and Should-Be Saved

Safeguarding children training





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