Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse between people in a close relationship. Find information on how to get support from local and national agencies.
How do I know if I am experiencing domestic abuse?
Does your partner or family member
- Hit you?
- Threaten to hurt you, your children, friends, family, pets, your things or themselves?
- Put you down and make you feel bad about yourself?
- Behave in a jealous and possessive way?
- Control all the money against your wishes?
- Make you have sex when you don’t want to?
- Control where you go and who you see?
- Or are you worried that you will be forced to marry someone?
If you answer yes to any of the above, you may living with domestic abuse.
J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative
The J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative is named in memory of Janine Mundy, who was killed by her estranged husband while he was on Police bail. The initiative was started by her family and the local police in Cambourne, Cornwall, where she lived and aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and assist victims to seek the help they so desperately need.
J9 training sessions delivered by Safer Places are intended to raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse for staff in public and voluntary sector organisations. In the course of their work, these staff may come into contact with someone they suspect is a victim of domestic abuse, or a client may reveal that they are suffering abuse. The training aims to ensure that staff are equipped to respond appropriately and effectively.
Below are a list of upcoming J9 training dates in Southend, Thurrock and Essex. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on first come, first served basis.
Epping Forest J9 Training
Epping Forest CSP is running a further J9 training course on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 10:00 am at Epping Forest District Council , Civic Offices, Epping, CM16 4BZ.
- Wednesday 27th September 2017 10:00hrs - 13:00hrs
If you would like to attend the course, please let Colin know as soon as possible using the contact details below:
- Colin Rowell
CSP Administration Support
Tel: 01992 564454
Thurrock J9 Training
Thurrock CSP is running two J9 training courses on the 17th and 19th October 2017 at the Beehive, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP.
- Tuesday 17th October 2017 09:30 - 12:30hrs 13:30 - 16:30hrs
- Thursday 19th October 2017 09:30 - 12:30hrs 13:30 - 16:30hrs
If you would like to attend a Thurrock course, please let Michelle know as soon as possible using the contact details below: -
- Michelle Cunningham
Thurrock Community Safety Partnership Manager
Tel: 01375 652301 Email: MICunningham@thurrock.gov.uk
Harlow J9 Training
Harlow CSP is running two further J9 training courses on the 23rd and 31st October 2017 at Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG.
- Monday 23rd October 2017 10:00hrs - 13:00hrs
- Tuesday 31st October 2017 10:00hrs - 13:00hrs
If you would like to attend the Harlow course, please contact Jacqui Haines know as soon as possible using the contact details below: -
- Jacqui Haines
Youth & Citizenship Team
Community Wellbeing Service
Tel: 01279 446193
- Alternative contact:
Youth and Citizenship Manager
Tel: 01279 446192
Uttlesford J9 Training
Uttlesford CSP is running two J9 training courses on the 27th and 29th November 2017 at Uttlesford District Council.
- Monday 27th November 2017 09:30 - 12:30hrs 13:30 - 16:30hrs
- Wednesday 29th November 2017 09:30 - 12:30hrs 13:30 - 16:30hrs
If you would like to attend the Uttlesford course, please let John know as soon as possible using the contact details below: -
- John Starr
Uttlesford Community Development Officer
Mobile: 07973 409566
The leaflets in this information pack are intended to be used to signpost victims of domestic abuse to the support services they need.
J9 Coordinators Pack
The J9 co-ordinators pack has been developed to allow Community Safety Partnerships to pick up the work of the J9 project and organise training sessions to raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse for staff in public and voluntary sector organisations. The training aims to ensure that staff are equipped to respond appropriately and effectively.
The pack includes: -
- Training procedures and documentation;
- J9 contacts;
- Useful information.
Contact Caroline Wiggins, Community Safety Manager for advice or guidance on delivering J9 awareness training in your area.
Click on the image below to access the whole pack:
J9 Information Pack J9 Coordinator Pack
Or download the individual leaflets here:
J9 Coordinator's Pack