Domestic violence is defined by the Home Office as Any violence between current and former partners in an intimate relationship wherever and whenever the violence occurs. The violence may include physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Home Office statistics show that:
Anyone can experience domestic violence regardless of race, gender, ethnic or religious group, class, sexuality, disability, wealth, geography or lifestyle. Research also shows the damaging effects of domestic violence on thousands of children who either witness the violence or suffer abuse from the same perpetrator as their mother (Dept of Health 1998).
Sharing up-to-date and accurate information with all in our community is vital.
w@rn continues to raise awareness in the community through performances for schools, councils, police and judiciary, businesses, health-workers and voluntary organisations.