Just because it is behind closed doors it does not mean it should be private.

October is Domestic Abuse awareness month, domestic abuse can happen to anyone regardless of profession, gender, sexual orientation, men and women as well as children living in a domestic abuse household can be victims.

It can be difficult for people to recognise and accept that they are a victim of domestic abuse, if you think that someone you know is being abused, it is important to speak up. A lot of people worry that it is none of their business, yet you could save a person’s life by speaking up. It’s better to speak up, even if you’re wrong, rather than saying nothing at all.

Often, people in domestic relationships need someone to help them out of the situation, and so one conversation can make all of the difference.  If you would like to find out more information about the support available so that you can help yourself or someone you know visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/domesticabuse or call the Domestic Abuse Hub on 01302 737080

The Domestic Abuse Hub

The domestic abuse hub is a collection of domestic abuse services working across the Doncaster supporting ALL victims of domestic abuse.  The support is available for people in heterosexual relationships, for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.  Support is available for people being abused by a partner or an ex-partner or for people who are being abused by a family member e.g. son, daughter, sibling, grandchild.  These agencies are working together in a Domestic Abuse Hub which makes it simple and easy to get the help you need when you need it.

Domestic abuse workers can support people aged 16 years or older. The specialist workers can provide practical and emotional support to you, family members and also signpost on to services for those that commit domestic abuse.

For more information visit www.doncaster.gv.uk/domesticabuse and complete our online self-referral form. or call 01302 737080, email dahub@doncaster.gov.uk