What is domestic abuse?
Help is available! Do not suffer alone.
Refuge – including the national free 24 hour domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk to access live chat. Has BSL interpreter service.
VISIT OUR SAFEGUARDING PAGES FOR SUPPORT ADVICE FROM SCHOOL
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
SDAT (Stopping Domestic Abuse Together)
SDAT is an initiative led by Derbyshire Police in conjunction with Social Services, Health Services, schools and other agencies, who work together to safeguard children and adults.
Domestic Abuse can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:
Children and young people witnessing domestic abuse
Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing and scary and it causes serious harm to children.
Children who witness domestic abuse can experience a wide range effects. They may:
They may feel:
What is SDAT?
SDAT is an early notification system to schools to quickly notify them of any incidents of domestic abuse where the Police have attended a household where children live.
This enables schools to understand changes in a child's behaviour, attitude or general presentation and to support children if needed.
Useful links (Click on the links below)
• Refuge – including the national free 24 hour domestic abuse helpline 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk to access live chat. Has BSL interpreter service
• Men’s Advice Line - confidential help and support for men Helpline 0808 801 0327
• Safe Lives - UK wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse
• Domestic Abuse Act: Factsheet
• NSPCC – protecting children from domestic abuse
• Galop – LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Includes National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
• Gov.uk – how to get help for domestic abuse