Domestic Abuse and Stalking
What is Domestic Abuse and Stalking.
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or 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.
Stalking is a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear, it is when one person becomes fixated or obsessed with another and the attention is unwanted. Threats may not be made but victims may still feel scared. Importantly threats are not required for the criminal offence of stalking to be prosecuted.
Local Help and Support in Buckinghamshire
In Buckinghamshire, thousands of people are affected by domestic abuse every year. The Buckinghamshire Community Safety Partnership is dedicated to helping victims and preventing abuse and will continue in their task to make the county and its residents as safe as possible.
Thames Valley Police are committed to reducing Domestic Violence across all of Bucks, and they have recognised that for a variety of reasons abuse within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* community is under-reported. .
If you or somebody you know is affected by Domestic Violence, you can always request to talk to a LAGLO (Lesbian and Gay Liason Officer) who has expertise in working with the LGBTQ community in this area.
Call 101 and request a LAGLO
Victims First, which supports victims of crime and abuse across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, has launched a video to raise awareness of coercive control and emotional abuse in relationships.
National Help and Support
This page was last updated on December 6, 2019