What is domestic violence?
Most people think of domestic violence as someone being physically violent to a partner or relation. However, Domestic Violence can take many forms:
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Threats and intimidation
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
Although most people suffering domestic violence are women, a small percentage of victims are men.
What help is available?
- Help is available for people suffering from domestic violence:
- Counselling & support
- Practical assistance
- Temporary housing through a Refuge either in Wealden or outside the District
- Permanent re-housing
If you would like help please contact:
Refuge (external link) - 24 hour National Helpline - 0808 2000 247
Sussex Police In an emergency dial 999 - 0845 6070 999
Crime Reduction Initiative - 01323 414224
Wealden Housing Advice Team - 01323 443380
Wealden runs a Domestic Violence forum to co-ordinate the agencies working in the District and to ensure we have enough access to refuge spaces. This forum forms part of the Crime and Disorder reduction Partnership. Wealden District Council also offer a factsheet on Housing Support and Domestic Abuse (pdf).