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Escape Domestic Violence

Phone the National Domestic Abuse Helpline

 

FREE 24 HOURS A DAY.

 

0808 2000 247

Your partner might say that if you leave:

 

- you'll never cope on your own

- you won't keep the kids

- you'll have no money

- nobody will help you

- you'll get sent "back home"

- your family will disown you

- you'll lose everything

- the community will shun you

 

It's not true.

 

People can help.

 

Other people have gone before you and they have escaped.

 

You are not alone.

 

Domestic Abuse - Bahu Trust Awareness Campaign

Many people don't realise the effect that living in a house with an abusive parent can have on a child. People think that as long as the child doesn't get hurt, there is no impact on them. Sadly, this is not the case. Living in a house with Domestic Abuse leaves children with a host of problems, including behaviour difficulties, anxiety, depression, friendship problems, low self-esteem, and general ill-health.

 

At St John's, we teach children to treat others with respect and kindness. Children who hurt others are spoken to and given a consequence. We do not tolerate abusive behaviour. However, statistics about the number of children that go home and see one of their parents abusing the other are frightening.

 

  • On average the police in England and Wales receive over 100 calls relating to domestic abuse every hour. (HMIC, 2015)
  • 20% of children in the UK have lived with an adult perpetrating domestic violence (NSPCC 2011) 20% is 1 in 5.

When children see a parent being shouted at, humiliated or physically hurt, it damages them. In fact, abusing someone when you have children in the house, is actually a form of child abuse.

 

St John's is a Church School and we believe that everyone is loved by God. That means it is our duty to care for everyone. If you are frightened at home and don't know who to talk to, then talk to us. We have lots of experience in supporting parents through escaping Domestic Abuse.

Violence at Home #SignalForHelp

Isolation can increase the risk of domestic violence at home. If this is the case for you, use this hand signal on a video call to show you need help.

If you need us to help you, use this hand signal when you come to school. We know what it means.

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