Are you experiencing or affected by abuse within a relationship. It can be hard to recognise that you are the target of domestic abuse. Your abuser may tell you it is your fault but no victim asks for it or deserves to be abused regardless of what the victim says or does. You have the right to live with respect and safety and to put your own and your family’s needs first.
Domestic abuse is the abuse of power or control over one person by another. It can be in many forms including physical, psychological, sexual, emotional, verbal and financial abuse between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members. Anyone who is forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused.
Are you or do you know someone in a relationship like this? Do you feel you don't know where to go for help? Don't worry, there is help available. If you're in danger call the police, other sources of support can be found on the Together Safer Lancashire webpages. Preston Domestic Violence Services is a local service and their 24hr helpline is 01772 201601.
The SU Advice Centre is designated as an official third party Reporting Centre for hate crime and other incidents. This means that as well as being able to support any student who wishes to make an official complaint or Police report, we can also make anonymous reports online; so even if you do not wish to go through the whole process, the Police can still be made aware of any incidents.