Our services – help when being abused
Aurora New Dawn works to ensure that all victims and survivors of abuse and violence have access to the specialist support they need to be safe, and to realise their full potential as individuals and as families.
People experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence are often extremely isolated and vulnerable. The best way to support a survivor of abuse is to offer a client-led, safety-central focus and this is exactly what we do through our independent advocates.
Why our services help
Many people may choose not to access services such as the police or social services for fear of the consequences. By contrast, Aurora New Dawn offers tailored support in a non-judgmental environment and works with victims and survivors to access services from other agencies, ensuring that their needs are fully met and service provision is not duplicated.
Find out more about our work and who we are.
We offer services in the following areas:
Domestic Violence and Abuse Service
Throughout the world, domestic violence is the most prevalent form of violence against women, that which happens within the home or family unit. The impact it has on women is indiscriminate of age, socioeconomic status or education. Although it is true that men may befall violence at the hands of their female partners and that violence exists between same-sex partners, the vast majority is against women at the hands of men.
Generally it is accepted that sexual violence and physical violence are easier to see, however domestic violence and abuse is not so cut and dried, there are other types of violence to consider: emotional abuse, verbal abuse, threatening behaviour, financial blackmail, and confinement within the home are all forms of violence, each taking a serious toll on their victim.
At Aurora New Dawn, we offer non-judgmental support and help to victims and survivors of domestic abuse. To find out more about our domestic violence and abuse services, please click here.
Sexual Violence Service
Although rape may be the crime most widely associated with sexual violence, the term is not limited to this and also includes sexual harrassment and assault. It is nororious for being underreported and therefore it is generally accepted that the scale of the issue is underestimated.
The world health organisation defines sexual violence as:
“Any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work”.
To find out more about our support services for victims and survivors of sexual violence, please click here.
Stalking is when one receives unwanted attention for a prolonged period of time. It could be from a former partner, but equally, it could be from a stranger. Victims of stalking may feel acute anxiety, nightmares, lose sleep, become depressed or believe they are no longer in control of their life.
Stalking can take the form of unwanted gifts, unwanted phone calls/sms/e-mails, an investigation into your life and activities, turning up unannounced at your place of work or home.
We are ready to help and support you. To find out more about how our services can help you if you have a stalker concern, please click here.
Female Offenders Service
We offer support to female offenders across a broad range of areas in order to reduce offending, address how the perpetrator has abused them and contributed to their offending and support women who may want to exit prostitution or gain support in harm minimisation.
To find out more about the services we offer female offenders, please click here.
Armed Forces Service
Issues such as violence, abuse, and stalking affect thousands everyday. We understand that members of the armed forces may experience additional concern about seeking support or disclosing information about these topics. At Aurora New Dawn, we offer expertise in dealing with these matters within the armed forces community.
To find out more about the work our services do with the armed forces, please click here.
IRIS is a DVA prevention scheme aimed at healthcare professionals. It involves training them to better recognise the signs of violence and abuse in order to tactfully and appropriately intervene.
To find out more about the IRIS service, please click here.
Aurora New Dawn
Are you affected by any of the issues mentioned in this article? If so, please get in touch!
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