We understand that everyone has the right to a life free from abuse in any form. Domestic violence is wholly unacceptable and inexcusable behaviour. We are committed to reducing domestic violence in all its forms.
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.
We know that it isn`t an easy process to ending the abuse and finding services who can help. It is very difficult, both practically and emotionally. We know about the stress faced by victims of domestic violence and how children are affected. That is why we are tackling it in the Mansfield district by:
- Helping you if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Housing Solutions
- Ensuring that all of our employees are aware of domestic violence and how we can best support victims/survivors of this crime.
- Being part of the White Ribbon Campaign UK
- Working with other agencies to help victims make their house safe and secure once the attacker has been removed through the Mansfield Sanctuary Scheme.
- Together with the Police, Mansfield and Ashfield Women's Aid, Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Services, Nottinghamshire County Council, the health service and many other agencies we are working towards reducing the number of victims who suffer domestic violence, bringing to justice those people who commit this crime and reducing the risk of them repeating their behaviour.
- We are part of a Nottinghamshire County Partnership where agencies work together to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, improve the support for victims/survivors, ensure effective responses in the Criminal Justice System and organise education and awareness campaigns about domestic violence issues.
In Mansfield there are two main Domestic Violence organisations which provide a range of help and advice: Nottinghamshire Women s Aid and Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service. The services offer women and girls a place to go to access information about the law, housing, benefits, counselling, child protection and much more. Visit their websites via the links on this page to find out about the range of services offered, including drop ins at Mansfield`s Citizens Advice Bureau.
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 Co-ordinator in complete confidence at email@example.com . 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.