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Information for professionals working with Domestic Abuse

The TWSCB and Community Safety Partnership have a joint thematic sub-group for domestic abuse. The group is chaired by Paul Fenn (Cohesion Locality Manager, Telford & Wrekin Council) and has the following key action areas.
  • implement of a voluntary perpetrator programme
  • ensuring schools receive appropriate information pertaining to domestic abuse incidences (Operation Encompass)
  • develop appropriate young people support groups
  • raise awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on children, young people and the family
  • to develop a training plan for domestic abuse
  • to ensure that security and safety measures for victims and their families are available

Please look out for further information in the TWSCB newsletters.

Support Programmes for victims 

Parenting your child through Domestic Abuse

Are you interested in learning more about how Domestic abuse has affected your child?

Please contact 01952 385555 or eh&sadminlakesidesouth@telford.gov.uk for more information.

Power to change

Become the person you want to be and plan for a brighter, safer and happier future!

Please contact 01952 385555 or eh&sadminlakesidesouth@telford.gov.uk for more information.

Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme is a 12 week programme that is open to any woman who wishes to:
· gain more confidence
· recognise what domestic abuse is
· help find support from other women and agencies
· help to understand the beliefs held by abusive men and which ones they have shared
· look at the effects on children

For more information please call 01952 381920

Multi-agency procedures All inter-agency safeguarding child protection procedures that are agreed by Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board (TWSCB) are part of the West Mercia Consortium's procedures. Please note that you can register to be alerted for updates.
Inter-agency training

Domestic Abuse Awareness E-learning Flyer

Click here for the current list of courses.

Domestic Abuse Strategy Click here to download the domestic abuse strategy.
Respect Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people.
Clare's Law

The aim of this scheme is to give members of the public an opportunity to make enquires about an individual who they are in a relationship with or who is in a relationship with someone they know, and there is a concern that the individual may be abusive towards their partner. If police checks show that the individual has a record of offences relating to abuse or there is other information to indicate the person you know is at risk, the police will consider sharing this information with the person(s) best placed to protect the potential victim.

The best way forward is to contact the police via 101 and log the request for a disclosure, this will then be picked up and dealt with according by the police. The police will contact the person making the request and will further discuss the concerns and decide whether it is appropriate for any additional information to be shared in order to help protect the person who is in the relationship with the individual who may be at risk.

Clare's Law aims to enable potential victims to make an informed choice on whether to continue the relationship, and provides help and support to assist the potential victim when making that informed choice.

More information regarding Clare's Law can be found here.

Safer Telford website

For further information in relation to domestic abuse and the support that is available within Telford and Wrekin please refer to the Safer Telford website.

Please visit Counselling Directory for information to help individuals find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in their local area. This is a confidential service which encourages those in distress to seek help. Counselling Directory is now the leading support network in the UK.

The Hideout Women's Aid have created this website to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.