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Domestic Abuse



During this current lockdown, inevitably there will be a rise in domestic abuse with people locked in with their abusers. whether

it be physical, emotional or financial abuse In recognition of this, Sussex Police have assured us that they will address this as one

of their highest priorities.


Advice has been updated for officers to give to DA victims to help keep themselves safe during this time, including offering video or telephone appointments to improve accessibility to officers. Also,

the '55' technology is in place for those too scared to speak, to

alert a call handler to the fact they need help by pressing 55 on

their phone once they've dialled 999.


The next step is an external DA campaign targeting people without access to the internet and signposting them where to go for help using banners or posters at supermarkets, medical centres and pharmacies.


It is good to know that such effort from Sussex Police is going in

to supporting victims of DA at what is a stressful time for

everybody, let alone those suffering some form of abuse within

their own homes.


The #YouAreNotAlone campaign has been launched nationally by

the Home Secretary with the aim of reassuring domestic abuse sufferers that support is still available. There is a 24 hour National Domestic Abuse helpline number on 0808 2000 247 and all local support services can be found on www.safespacesussex.org.uk

Worried about reporting domestic abuse? Why not ring Crimestoppers?  You will ALWAYS remain anonymous!

Councillor    David Simmons

  • Executive Member for Health and Well-Being, and the member for Hillside ward, Adur District Council 
  • Member for Southwick Division West Sussex County Council
  • Senior Advisor for Special Needs Education, West Sussex County Council
  • Appointed Governor for the Sussex NHS Partnership Trust dealing with Mental Health
  • Chair of the School Council at Sir Robert Woodard Academy Sompting
  • Member of Sussex Crimestoppers Board

Councillor David Simmons

42 Greenways Crescent


BN43 6HS


Tel: 01273 464018 (home)

Mobile: 0772 505 4389

e-mail: david.simmons@adur.gov.uk


Councillor  Angus Dunn

Executive Member for Finance and Deputy Leader at Adur District Council

Councillor Angus Dunn

86, Church Green


BN43 6JU


Tel.: 01273 870067

Mobile: 07760 486552



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