Domestic Abuse Support

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If you are living with your abuser and the abuse starts to get worse, more dangerous or harmful, do not take any chances. Here are some tips to staying safe.

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, call 999 – Press 55 if you are unable to talk.

Support in your area

You can walk into a local BOOTS pharmacy and ask for ‘ANI’ ( Say, “I’m asking for Annie”) or ask to access their ‘Safe Spaces’ where you will get support with domestic abuse. There will be a trained member of staff.

You can also download and access the Bright Sky app safely. This will give you access to a directory of support agencies and help lines.

A map of Safe Spaces locations can be found here.

UK Says No More - Safe Spaces Locations

Internet Safety

If you are searching for support and are worried about this being tracked by an abuser in the home, please use a private or incognito tab when browsing as this will not save your search history.

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A lot of domestic abuse web sites have a link like the one above so that the user can be taken to a ‘safe’ page if an abusive partner is in close proximity.

Directory of Services to support domestic abuse and sexual abuse

Cornwall Refuge Trust

https://www.cornwallrefugetrust.co.uk/

Providing refuge accommodation for women, men and children who have escaped domestic abuse, offering them a safe and supportive environment in which to recover from their experience.

24 hour domestic abuse helpline: 01872 225629

Devon and Cornwall Sexual Assault Referral Centres

https://sarchelp.co.uk/

These offer medical, practical and emotional support. They have specially trained NHS doctors, nurses and support workers to care for you. A referral form for yourself or someone known to you is available.

Domestic abuse: staying safe guide

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/For-Survivors-COVID-19-Advice-SCREEN-READER.pdf

A really useful guide to staying safe whilst experiencing domestic abuse.

First Light

https://www.firstlight.org.uk

Offering support for domestic abuse and sexual violence in Devon and Cornwall with a support helpline and links to other supportive agencies.

Nordahouse

https://nordahouse.org/contact

Supporting men who have left or are leaving abusive relationships; providing safe accommodation for men and their children in a male refuge in Cornwall.

Refuge

https://refuge.org.uk

Refuge provides services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence, protect them through the criminal justice system and prevents future violence through education and training.

24 hour domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247

Safer Cornwall

https://safercornwall.co.uk/covid-19-advice-and-information/

Cornwall's integrated domestic abuse and sexual violence service, Safer Futures, provides support, safety planning and information via their helpline, text service and online.

Telephone helpline: 0300 777 4777 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri)

Linked document: https://safercornwall.co.uk/download/12254/ - Domestic abuse and sexual violence- what to look for and how to respond

Safer Futures

https://saferfutures.org.uk

Help for people affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence and those demonstrating abusive behaviours including a referral form for yourself or someone known to you.

Telephone helpline: 0300 777 4777 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri)

The Women’s Centre Cornwall

https://www.womenscentrecornwall.org.uk/our-services/womens-domestic-abuse-services/womens-domestic-abuse-facetoface/

Providing support for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual or domestic violence.

Rape & sexual abuse/ domestic abuse helpline: 01208 77099

Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service

[email protected]

WDVSN offers free confidential support for women and teenage girls who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, in order to empower them so that they can make appropriate changes in their lives.

24 hour answerphone: 01208 79992

Victim Care Devon and Cornwall

https://www.victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk/

The Victim Care Unit is a team of staff who work with people who have experienced crime to try and get them the support they need. The Victim Care Unit is run by Devon and Cornwall Police.

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Domestic Abuse Support During COVID-19


For support with domestic abuse during COVID-19 please click the link below:


 

School Vouchers - Free School Meals

Families of children that are eligible for free school meals will receive a voucher to the value of £15 per week for Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, M&S Food, LIDL or Waitrose. Poltair School is using Wonde.com to distribute these vouchers. Below is some useful information for you.

If your child is eligible for free school meals then you should have been notified directly by the school and also received one of the following:


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Resources

 

Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!