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Physical Abuse

Definition: may include hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, misuse of medication, misuse of restraint, or inappropriate sanctions.


Campaign: #Reflect on your Behaviour Campaign

The “Reflect” campaign is designed to engage with perpetrators and encourage them to “reflect” on their abusive behavior and to seek help with The Change Project, an Essex-based charity. 

If you want to change your behaviour please click on the image below. 



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Always call 999 if immediate risk

How to get help: 

To make a disclosure of domestic violence either for yourself or someone else contact Essex Police’s Domestic Abuse Central Referral Unit by calling us on 101 extension 180340 or call Essex Police's dedicated domestic abuse non-emergency number 0800 358 0351.

For further information please visit the Essex Police website by clicking below. 


Find support local and relevant to you. Essex Victims Gateway is where you can find information and advice on what to do and how to get help if you have been a victim of crime in Essex, Southend or Thurrock.



Charities & Organisations 

The effects of domestic abuse on survivors/victims include the direct effects on them and their relationships with other people, particularly their children. There are a number of local and national organisations who can offer help and support. Please click on the links below, to visit the websites. 







Resources for Professionals