Published: 03 December 2021
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with local charity Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse to highlight the issue.
Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells?
Are you afraid of your partner?
Are you worried about someone you know being controlled?
The Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service’s Helpline number is 0800 731 0055 (Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-4) and Reducing the Risk’s website reducingtherisk.org.uk, where people can go to find help and advice.
According to the Office for National Statistics, almost one in three women aged 16 – 59 will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, two women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales alone, and one in six men will suffer domestic abuse at some time in their lives.
The councils also have several other schemes and projects that helps residents’ safety and ensures they have access to support should they need it, including Ask for Angela: https://www.met.police.uk/AskforAngela, and Safe Places: https://www.safeplaces.org.uk.