The Armed Forces

Posted October 23, 2018 by
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Domestic Abuse, sexual violence and stalking affect thousands of people every day, including those in the Armed Forces Community.

We understand that members of the Armed Forces, and their families, are often worried about disclosing or seeking support around these issues, and that they can face a number of additional, unique barriers in doing so.

That’s why Aurora New Dawn provides a dedicated service to Armed Forces Personnel and their families. Our specialist advocate understands the Armed Forces Community, and how difficult it can be to come forward. The support we provide is confidential, independent, non-judgemental and free.

We offer support to anyone aged 16 and over, who is experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence and/or stalking:

– Where the victim is a serving member of the armed forces themselves,  or

– Where the alleged perpetrator(s) is a serving member of the armed forces.

Our support is client-led, which means that we will work with you, on a one-to-one basis, to offer advice tailored to your individual situation and support needs. We work closely with all our clients to increase their safety, reduce the risk of harm, and support them in moving forward.

If you would like support or advice, you can call, text or email Lynne on:

07496 333473

armedforces@aurorand.org.uk

The Service is open Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm

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The Aurora New Dawn Armed Forces Advocate (AFA) is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

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