Humber-wide Domestic Abuse learning event on Thursday

Date
Tue, 15 Mar 2022
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Residents in the East Riding and across the Humber are invited to join local Domestic Abuse Partnerships to celebrate the launch of the four local areas Domestic Abuse Strategies.

The online event will take place on Microsoft Teams starting at 9:30am on Thursday, 17 March 2022.

Luke and Ryan Hart will be sharing their lived experience of domestic abuse and also the impact of coercive and controlling behaviour.

Following that there will be a performance by Certain Curtain Theatre Company of Mockingbird High which explores the impact of domestic abuse on two teenage children and their mother.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to any of the guests throughout the morning on the subject of domestic abuse and hear more about the launch of the domestic abuse strategies.

Please add questions into the Microsoft Teams chat facility. A facilitator will collate and present questions on behalf of all attendees.

All microphones MUST to be muted and cameras switched off please.

There is no requirement to book a place at this free event, please join on the day by clicking on the Teams link below:

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Paul Abbott, head of housing, transportation and public protection at the council, said: "It is fantastic to see the partnerships from across the Humber come together and talk about such important issues in such a creative way.

"Being an online event will open up the conversation to even more people and I very much look forward to seeing the performance by the Certain Curtain Theatre Company, as well as hearing from Luke and Ryan Hart on their own lived experience of domestic abuse.

"I'd recommend any resident in the East Riding to attend online to increase their own knowledge and understanding of such an important subject."

The content of this event may cause people some distress, if you require support about domestic abuse, please contact any of the services available in your local area.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Partnership (DVAP) Operational Team (East Riding)

Professional and public referrals (calling about your own situation) can be made by calling 01482 396368. DVAP work in a consent-based way. They will explain their privacy policy and that information will only be shared with your consent. The exception to this rule would be if there was reason to suspect that children were at risk or there was an immediate risk of a serious criminal offence being committed in which case, they are duty bound to share information but will discuss this with you first.

The team will work with you so that you don't face domestic abuse alone and to help make the situation safer for you.

The out of office hours number (for use at evenings and weekends) can be reached on 01482 393939 but is not an emergency number.

If you are concerned for your own or someone else's immediate safety always ring the Police on 999.

Alternatively you can ring the Police for a non-emergency on 101.

More information on domestic abuse and helpful links can be found here: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/domestic-violence/

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