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You do not have to suffer abuse alone - there are people who can help.
Domestic abuse can happen in any household. It is widespread, and under-reported. Abuse generally has a negative impact on a person's mental and/or physical well-being and also affects the emotional and social well-being of children in the household. Children in families where there is domestic violence are also at risk of abuse themselves.
CHS is opposed to all forms of domestic abuse (whether between partners / ex-partners or between other family members and against vulnerable adults) and will positively support those who experience it. We will take strong action against the perpetrators of domestic violence where we have the power to do so, and work with partner agencies to help to increase the choices for those who are abused.
CHS adopts a victim-centred approach. We aim to listen, support, and where possible do what the victim wants to be done. We work closely with other agencies to make sure we jointly make the greatest impact to stop any abuse, and our housing workers are trained to help. If you commit domestic abuse it is a breach of your tenancy agreement.
Click here to see our Domestic Abuse Policy
Useful contacts :
Cambridge Women’s Aid 01223 460947
National Domestic Abuse 24 hr Helpline 0808 2000 247 www.womensaid.org.uk
National Victim Support 0845 3030 900 www.victimsupport.org.uk
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