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Domestic violence

We understand that everyone has the right to a life free from abuse in any form. Domestic violence is unacceptable and inexcusable behaviour. We are committed to reducing domestic violence in all its forms.

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1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence (psychological, emotional, physical, sexual or financial) is not just perpetrated by a former or current partner, but can also be committed by a parent, between siblings or a child. The Home Office definition of domestic abuse also includes forced marriage and honour based violence, stalking and female genital mutilation.

Domestic violence is, unfortunately, common; however this does not mean it should be tolerated. We believe in the safety and protection of any person who may be exposed to domestic violence or abuse. This is irrespective of their age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

We would like to hear from you if you are a survivor of domestic violence.  We want to know what help you needed and whether or not you received that support. Your experiences can help us to improve the services available to people experiencing this type of abuse.  You can email the Domestic Violence Prevention Officer in complete confidence at domesticviolence@mansfield.gov.uk .  If you would like a response to your email please include your address details and indicate that it is safe to reply to you at that address.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

Children and Domestic Violence

Female Genital Mutilation

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

Stalking

How is Mansfield District Council tackling domestic violence?

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