Wimborne First School & Nursery

Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4FW

office@wimbornefirst.dorset.sch.uk

01202 882532

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

 

Domestic abuse can be any incident of controlling, coercive, psychological, sexual, physical, economic or emotional abuse. It can be a single incident or a number of incidents occurring between people aged 16 or over who are or have been in a relationship or are family members, irrespective of their gender or sexuality.

 

At Wimborne First School and Nursery we are proud to say that all of our staff have been trained as Dragonfly Champions

Dragonfly champions are trained to provide a listening ear and a link to domestic abuse support agencies so that people who are isolated have access to help. All trained staff wear the distinctive dragonfly pin badge in school to show that they are available to speak to at any time and will understand and be able to offer help and support. 

For more information on the You First Dorset Dragonfly Project see the link below

 

Dragonfly Project leaflet

 

The following links will take you to local sites offering advice if you need help:

Dorset You First

You First are a team of passionate people, working in domestic and sexual violence &abuse and stalking services. Some are experts by lived experience and some by work experience and knowledge. They believe there is no ‘you and us’ at You First — only us, we work together with you, using our combined experiences and knowledge to keep you safe to live a life free from violence and abuse.

They work across the South Coast of England providing support, advocacy, advice, guidance and information to all women, men and children including people who self-id under the LGBTQ+ umbrella and live within our BAME communities. They also have bespoke projects for perpetrators and work closely with commissioned providers of perpetrator services.

They strive to offer inclusive, innovative, and excellent services so that people who have/are experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking can access the right support at the right time. Their team is specialised, experienced, and prepared to be there for you throughout this difficult time.

To contact You First please call

  • Hampshire 0800 916 9878
  • Dorset 0800 032 5204
  • Isle of Wight 0800 234 6266
  • West Sussex 01403 229017

Useful numbers

  • The National DV Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • The Survivors Trust 0808 801 0818
  • Rape Crisis Helpline 0808 802 9999
  • Respect Perpetrators 0808 802 4040
  • Respect Men’s Advice 0808 801 0327
  • Galop LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 9995428

 

In an emergency please call 999

 

https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/abuse-exploitation-neglect/domestic-abuse/who-can-help/

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/your-community/community-safety/domestic-abuse/help-for-those-who-have-experienced-domestic-abuse.aspx

https://dorsetmind.uk/help-and-support/information-directories/helpful-mental-health-resources-by-subject/domestic-violence/

Contact Us

Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4FW

office@wimbornefirst.dorset.sch.uk

01202 882532