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Help and support available to those experiencing domestic abuse

Weymouth Town Council has signed up to a web portal which supports people at risk of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Online Safe Spaces – which is operated by Hestia as part of their UK SAYS NO MORE campaign which is a discreet portal that opens in a pop-up window from the footer of Weymouth town Council’s web pages.

The portal provides support, advice and helpful contact numbers for those at risk of domestic and sexual abuse. It leaves no internet history trace and provides quick exit options for the person seeking information.

To access the portal, people simply need to click on the Safe Spaces logo, which can be found on the footer of the Town Council website.

The Town Council is also signposting people to help and support that is available from Paragon, who are commissioned by Dorset Council to provide domestic abuse services. More information on how to get help is available online.

Weymouth Town Council is proud to be a supporter of UK Says No More to help end sexual abuse and domestic violence which sadly continues to be a crime that a lot of people do not feel they can report.

Safe Spaces logo

Simply click the Safe Spaces logo on the website to access the portal. This won’t show up in your browsing history.

The UK Says No More seeks to unite and strengthen a diverse community of members of the public and organisations nationwide to actively take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence under one powerful, visual symbol. The campaign provides open-source tools and resources for individuals and organisations to take action and get involved to challenge the myths and misconceptions around these issues, share resources and information, and ultimately work together to make real positive change.

The Paragon team work across Dorset and offer practical and emotional support, counselling, advocacy and a number of other services to support people affected by domestic abuse.

The Pineapple Project, which is about safeguarding young women when they are outside of their family homes and in the community also operates in Weymouth. More details about their work and how to get support is available online.