Relationship

Abuse

Relationship abuse is an incident or a pattern of incidents where controlling, coercive, violent or threatening behaviours are used towards an intimate partner or family member.

Relationship abuse does not always include violence, it can also be emotional, psychological, financial or sexual and can include threats, isolation, humiliation and intimidation.

What we do

– We implement our Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults with Additional Needs Policy and report concerns to the relevant agencies where we feel staff or learners are at risk of abuse
– We take action when someone is being abused
– We are approachable and provide support and reassurance for victims of relationship abuse
– We will help to develop the self-confidence and self-esteem of all staff and learners
– We review our learners’ welfare via regular reviews
– We provide advice and information on the Stay Safe section of our website including details of national organisations that can help

What you will do

– I will be aware of my own behavior and how that might affect others
– I will talk to somebody if I feel that someone else is a victim of relationship abuse
– I will support others that have been affected by relationship abuse
– I will talk to someone if I feel I am a victim of relationship abuse

Any Concerns

Should you have any concerns or would like more information, please contact SWCA Safeguarding and Welfare Team

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