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Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional), between adults who are or who have been intimate partners of family members, whether directly related, in laws or step family, regardless of gender and sexuality.
Tell someone that you can trust and never be afraid
to ask for help.
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After reporting an incident of domestic abuse a police officer will visit you and will ask a number of questions, completing a questionnaire to establish as much detail about the offence to ensure an effective investigation. A statement may be taken from you and the police officer in attendance will assist you in this process.
Not only will this enable the office to consider the next appropriate course of action, but also allows police officers to assess the risk posed to you by the abuse and allowing the police to offer you the appropriate support and protection.
What can we do for you?
Domestic Abuse Officers will do what they can to help you deal with what has happened to you.
Essex Police does not tolerate domestic abuse and they will take positive action if a crime has been identified.
Domestic Abuse Officers will work with you and other agencies such as Victim Support and local community groups to try and find a solution to the problem.
Domestic Abuse Officers will:
Contact Essex Police 999 for emergency
Centre for Action on Rape
and Abuse (CARA)
Male Advice Line and Enquiry
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