Domestic Abuse awareness
Everyone has the right to live life free from threats, violence and abuse.
Domestic abuse is the physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial abuse of one person by another with whom they have or have had an intimate or family-type relationship. It arises from the misuse of power and control by one person over another. It is rarely a one-off event but tends to escalate in frequency and severity over time.
Domestic abuse exists in Elmbridge.
Working with Surrey Police, we strive to make the community more aware of domestic abuse, what it is and how to spots the signs of abuse when you are working or socialising.
Nic Martin is Policy and Community Safety Officer, his community safety role involves partnership working with the local police team and domestic abuse support charities.
“It can be easy to believe that domestic abuse doesn’t exist in Elmbridge but sadly that is not the case. Through my role as a White Ribbon ambassador, I promote charities which support domestic abuse victims, as well as encouraging people to speak about domestic abuse.
“Speaking about domestic abuse is important, which is why I coordinate quarterly webinars for businesses and members of the public to raise awareness of domestic abuse and to sign up more community ambassadors.”
Everyone has the right to live life free from threats, violence and abuse, which is why we will do all we can to support those impacted and to help the community support those impacted.