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Domestic abuse


Domestic abuse includes a range of abusive behaviours which are used by an abusive partner, or ex-partner or family member to maintain power and control over you.

Domestic abuse is not a one off incident but is an on-going pattern of behaviour. Once begun, the abuse and/or violence will repeat itself and will often get worse over a period of time. This abusive behaviour also includes Forced Marriage, so called Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation.

More information on domestic abuse is available on the Lincolnshire County Council domestic abuse website.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55. Guidance on the Silent Solution is available.

The EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service is a registered charity covering the whole of Lincolnshire, providing support and assistance to those suffering from or fleeing from domestic abuse. Contact the service on 01522 510041, or visit edanlincs.org.uk. Anyone in immediate danger should call 999.

If you are worried about somebody else’s safety then report this to the county council on 01522 782111 if you are worried about a child, or 01522 782155 if you are worried about an adult - www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/safeguarding/report-concern.

Help is also available through Make a Change for those who are worried about their behaviour towards people close to them.

To get in touch to learn more, or refer yourself or someone you know please see www.makeachange.uk.netphone 01522 246616, or email referral@makeachangelincs.org.uk


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