The Safer Stronger Doncaster partnership, of which Changing Lives is a part, has launched a new website in a five-year strategy to tackle domestic abuse.

The new portal, www.doncasterdomesticabuse.co.uk, has been funded by Growing Futures – a £3.1m project led by the Trust to reduce domestic abuse and its effects on Doncaster’s children.

Paul Moffat, the Trust’s CEO, said: “At the Trust, our priority is to help children and young people stay safe, well and reach their full potential.”

“To achieve this, we want to ensure anyone experiencing domestic abuse, whether being abused, being the abuser or witnessing abuse, has access to the support they need, to recover or address their behaviour. This means working in partnership with all other agencies in Doncaster who work with families, towards a common goal – a vision for a Doncaster where domestic abuse is recognised as unacceptable, and children and adults life safe lives, free from abuse.”

The website will act as a central portal of information for victims of domestic abuse and violence in Doncaster by utilising the knowledge of the partnership’s key organisations.

The new website contains: information about different types of domestic abuse; access to services and support for victims, perpetrators and witnesses; and sections for under 18s. It also contains information for professionals, including training programmes and a new resource toolkit for teachers and all professionals working with children and young people.

Anyone concerned about domestic abuse in Doncaster is encouraged to call the Doncaster Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 4701 505.

Follow the new Doncaster Domestic Abuse Service Twitter feed @NoToDomAbuse for updates, as well as the hashtag #DAisnotOK

Safer Stronger Doncaster is a partnership with Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Doncaster Council and other agencies from the health, housing, education, community and voluntary sectors have joined forces to support the thousands of people affected by domestic abuse in Doncaster every year. Other agencies in the partnership include South Yorkshire Police, St Leger Homes, RDASH,  Foundations, Doncaster College.

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