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Support for Parents 
Relationship Safety & Domestic Abuse

Relationship Safety and Domestic Abuse
resources below include
Staying Together | Separation & Divorce | Domestic Abuse | Support for Men | LGBTQ+ Support
Young People in Relationships | Rape & Sexual Abuse | Stalking & Harrassment


Staying Together

Training Course

Understanding Your Relationships


Worcester Relate

Relationship Counselling for a range of issues including:

Children's Counselling, Family Counselling, Individual Counselling

Relationship Counselling, Sex Therapy

Young People's Counselling

Care For The Family

This organisation is a charity with a range of advice, podcasts and support for adults in relationships.

Separation and Divorce

Harmony at Home

A service which aims to help parents whose arguments or disputes might be affecting their children’s wellbeing.

Strengthening Families (Living Apart) This course for separated parents who care for their children will help you minimise arguments and maximise co-operation, for the children’s sake?

Family Mediation Service

A service where an independent, professionally trained mediator helps you work out arrangements for children and finances following separation.

Domestic Abuse, including coercive control

Worcestershire Domestic Abuse services

A list of services and support groups for anyone experiencing physical, sexual, mental or emotional abuse in a relationship.

Domestic abuse helpline: 1 in 4 women in the UK will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives. WMWA works for a world that is free from domestic abuse and violence against women and girls, where everyone can live without the fear and reality of all forms of violence, abuse and discrimination.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Refuge): Our 24/7 Helpline could mean the difference between life and death for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

SafeLives – Digital and Online Safety: For someone experiencing domestic abuse, it can feel like every aspect of their world is controlled by the abuser – and the online world is no different. Although technology can help victims to access information and support.

Domestic abuse resources for men

Male Domestic Abuse Helpline Covering Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire. The helpline deals with any queries from men who have or are experiencing domestic abuse, or from those who may be worried about someone experiencing it. If in need of immediate danger/ support call 999. The male service provides: Safe house provision.

The Men & Masculinities programme is for men who are aware that their relationships have become distressing and damaged by their behaviour. Cranstoun’s Men & Masculinities programme in running in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. The programme also offers a linked (ex-) partner support service upon referral through West Mercia Women’s Aid. Men can self-refer or be referred by a support worker or other professional.

Men’s Advice Line offers confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). They help by giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help. 

Mankind Initiative provides an information, support and signposting service to men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife, partner (including same-sex partner) or husband. This can range from physical violence or object throwing to abuse such as constant bullying or insults.

Male Domestic Abuse network is aimed at domestic abuse professionals who require access to information about support services for male victims of domestic abuse.

LGBTQ+ Support

National LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline: Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic abuse.

LGBT Foundation: Our domestic abuse service offers support to individuals who are currently at risk of or who have previously experienced domestic abuse whether this is from a partner(s), ex-partner(s), or family member(s). This service provides practical help and advice, and emotional support for those who have been, or currently are experiencing domestic abuse.

Birmingham LGBT IDVA: Our Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) service provides support to LGBT people in Birmingham and the wider areas, who are experiencing abuse from partners, ex-partners and family members. We also support LGBT people who are experiencing or are at risk of honour-based violence and forced marriage.

Relationship safeguarding for young people

Draw the Line: A platform developed by young people for young people to gain understanding about what is and isn’t OK within their intimate relationships.

Worcester Community Trust recognises the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults and risk. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults at risk can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.

Purple Leaf (West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) education programme provides education resources for 10- to 25-year-olds in group or one-to-one settings. It is designed to increase young people’s awareness of sexual abuse and exploitation, to equip them with the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to identify uncomfortable feelings.

Rape & Sexual Abuse support and services

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional.

The West Mercia Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre website will help you find information about our services, about rape and sexual abuse, about helping and being helped. Telephone: 01905 724514.

The Glade provides a service to men and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault.
All clients are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of gender identity, age, ethnicity, ability or sexuality.

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors (Men, Women and Children) who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional from 5yrs upwards. 

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) also known as The Survivors Trust offers a free and confidential service to men and women who have been victims of rape or sexual assault. Where appropriate clients will be offered a forensic medical examination to gather evidence, advice about pregnancy and sexual health, medication and where appropriate, referral for ongoing and long-term support and/or to the clients GP and counselling. Counselling is available to men, women and children who have been victims of rape or sexual assault. Specialist support is available for children via the paediatric service.

Stalking & Harrassment

Paladin (National Stalking Advocacy Service): Paladin assists high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales. A number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.

Hollie Guard APP: A free app for smartphones has been designed to protect both men and women from possible danger. Set journey and it will let your emergency contacts know when you have arrived safely if you do not arrive on time an alert is sent it is updated every 5 seconds.

Coalition against Stalkerware: Stalkerware is an example of how technologies can become a risk to your life.

Revenge Porn Helpline: The UK’s only service dedicated to providing expert support for adult victims of intimate image abuse.

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