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Speak up and stand up to domestic abuse this World Cup

You shouldn't have to watch this summer's World Cup in fear of domestic abuse - show it the red card.

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, or know someone who might be, don’t keep quiet.  Speak up and stand up. 

There’s lots of support available across Barnsley, where we have a variety of specialist teams ready to listen, support and provide advice on the steps you can take to get out of an abusive situation.

If you’d like to speak to someone, call the domestic abuse charity IDAS on 03000 110110. There will always be someone there ready to listen.

If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger call 999 straight away.

To report an instance of domestic abuse that has already happened call 101.

Similarly, if you are abusive or concerned about your behaviour towards a loved one, there are steps you can take to receive help and ensure you leave foul play on the pitch.

Inspire to Change offer courses to assist with managing and controlling abusive behaviour. 

For advice and support with drug and alcohol issues, visit Barnsley Recovery Steps.

Domestic abuse isn’t just about bruises

Domestic abuse can take many forms, and isn’t just about the physical side. Frequently checking your phone, withholding money and isolating you from family or friends are all behaviours that can have a real impact on psychological and emotional wellbeing.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing any of these behaviours speak up - don’t suffer alone.

You can find out more about the various forms of domestic abuse, along with further information on our webpage here.

Speak up I'm Listening - training for businesses

We’re now running training courses in partnership with IDAS, aimed at supporting businesses to spot the signs of domestic abuse. Many people experiencing domestic abuse don’t always have the confidence to approach services for help - they’re often more likely to open up to someone they see regularly like their hairdressers, barbers or gym trainers. That’s why we’ve introduced the Speak Up, I’m Listening training.

It equips businesses with the tools to recognise those who may be suffering from domestic abuse and the skills needed to signpost them to local services that can help. If you’re interested in taking part we’re running more courses on the dates below:

Future training dates coming soon.

All attendees will receive a certificate to say they have completed the course and businesses will be given resources that they can pass on to customers who they feel may need support.

To find out more, or to book a place call 07860821617.