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Become Domestic Abuse Aware.


Become Domestic Abuse Aware.

The University is committed to tackling domestic abuse and from 25 November is taking part in Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Services dedicated 16 Days of actions against domestic abuse. The more people that Know, See, and Speak Out, the greater chance we have of getting victims to safety. There has never been a more important time to show your support.

CCCU’s Domestic Abuse Hub

CCCU’s Domestic Abuse Hub was created for staff, students, community partners and service users to work together in highlighting and addressing domestic abuse, both within the university and in the community. The Hub hopes to promote the safety of those who experience(d) or are threatened by domestic abuse, by developing a range of activities, including policy development, training, raising awareness and facilitating research. The Hub welcomes to its membership all those who are interested in contributing to addressing and enhancing our knowledge on domestic abuse. If you are interested in joining us, please email You can also find them on Twitter on @cccu_da_hub.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The abuse can encompass but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional forms of abuse.

Who is affected by Domestic Abuse?

Supporting you if you are in danger of experiencing domestic abuse

If you need immediate support or in danger please call the police on 999 if it is an emergency (101 if a non-emergency) or contact your local GP.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse it is important to tell someone. Please do not suffer in silence. The following organisations are here to help:

  • Rising Sun supports women and children affected by domestic abuse in Canterbury and East Ken
  • National Domestic Abuse Helplineavailable 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247  
  • Refuge has a web form which can be used to request a safe time for a call from a member of the expert helpline team. 
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0800 999 5428 Email: 
  • Respect Phoneline, 0808 8024040 
  • Women’s Aid. Offer guidance and services including live chat, safety advice and guidance on how to clear your tracks.
  • Men’s Advice line. Men’s Advice Line offers information for male victims: 0808 801 0327   
  • SafeLivesA guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Canterbury Christ Church University believes that harassment or violence of any kind is never ok. If you experience any form of harassment or abuse, you can also report it via Report and Support for help and advice.

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