School Community means anyone who is involved in the lives of the children/young people in your school e.g. all school staff, governors, parents/guardians/carers and their families.
Anyone from any walk of life, including the people listed above, can be affected by Domestic Abuse. In an abusive relationship one person will have more Power and Control and will try to gain this by abusing their partner in a variety of ways.
The cross- government definition of Domestic Violence and Abuse is:
“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.”
If you are worried about any aspect of Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence for either yourself or anyone else you can get free advice from specially trained support workers by contacting the Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800 or go to their website.