Teach About the Dangers of Domestic Abuse in School
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Under the Gov.uk website on domestic violence, the domestic abuse advice and definition is an instance or pattern of instances and controlling coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse to those aged 16 or over who are or who have intimate partners, or family members, regardless of Gender or Sexuality, The abuse can encompass but it isn't limited to psychological, physical, Sexual, Financial and emotional.
You cannot open a newspaper or look on Google now without seeing a death or forced marriages, stalking and manipulative behavior, Rape and Sexual abuse that the police relate to a ' Domestic Incident'
1 in 3 adults a week are killed by a partner or ex partner, once this has happened it is too late to educate the victim as they are sadly no longer here, things have slowly progressed over the years as we now have Clare's Law where you can check if someone you know is a domestic abuser, however sometimes this can be too late as the victim may already be under their control, there is also Domestic Violence Protection Notice and orders (DVPOS)
There are organisations out there such as the NSPCC, Domestic Violence for Males, and Lesbian and Gay communities who are willing and have been willing to educate, so let's bring them all together. I am starting this petition as I feel that the better way to solve a problem is to prevent it, let's take the control back from Domestic Abusers and educate our children through schools and in a professional environment, Why is this a good idea, 2 reasons being educated in a situation brings awareness and less likely to partake in this type of relationship and secondly if you have current family members already in this situation you can educate them and stop the cycle
Anyone reading this post and struggling and not sure where to turn please use the following numbers
National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
Southall Black Sisters for BME Women experiencing Domestic/Sexual violence, Forced Marriage, Dowry Abuse,
0208 571 0800
Stalking Helpline 0808 802 0300
Rape Crisis 0808 802 999
Men's Advice Line 0808 801 0327
Broken Rainbow ( lesbian, gay and transgender)
0300 999 5428
Voice UK ( Learning Disabilities)
0845 122 8695
ChildLine 0800 1111
Respect Advice Line (information and advise for people abusive to their partners)
0808 802 4040
Samiritans 08457 909090
Are you a parent and some of these numbers are unfamiliar, they were to me, if that's the case how would our children know?
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