Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse between people in a close relationship. Find information on how to get support from local and national agencies.
How do I know if I am experiencing domestic abuse?
Does your partner or family member
- Hit you?
- Threaten to hurt you, your children, friends, family, pets, your things or themselves?
- Put you down and make you feel bad about yourself?
- Behave in a jealous and possessive way?
- Control all the money against your wishes?
- Make you have sex when you don’t want to?
- Control where you go and who you see?
- Or are you worried that you will be forced to marry someone?
If you answer yes to any of the above, you may living with domestic abuse.
J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative
The J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative is named in memory of Janine Mundy, who was killed by her estranged husband while he was on Police bail. The initiative was started by her family and the local police in Cambourne, Cornwall, where she lived and aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and assist victims to seek the help they so desperately need.
J9 training sessions delivered by Safer Places are intended to raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse for staff in public and voluntary sector organisations. In the course of their work, these staff may come into contact with someone they suspect is a victim of domestic abuse, or a client may reveal that they are suffering abuse. The training aims to ensure that staff are equipped to respond appropriately and effectively.
The leaflets in this information pack are intended to be used to signpost victims of domestic abuse to the support services they need.
J9 Coordinators Pack
The J9 co-ordinators pack has been developed to allow Community Safety Partnerships to pick up the work of the J9 project and organise training sessions to raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse for staff in public and voluntary sector organisations. The training aims to ensure that staff are equipped to respond appropriately and effectively.
The pack includes: -
- Training procedures and documentation;
- J9 contacts;
- Useful information.
Contact Caroline Wiggins, Community Safety Manager for advice or guidance on delivering J9 awareness training in your area.
Click on the image below to access the whole pack:
J9 Information Pack J9 Coordinator Pack
Or download the individual leaflets here:
J9 Coordinator's Pack