Keeping yourself safe - Hiding your tracks online
Warning: there is no way to completely cover your movements online. The only way to be sure is to use a completely different computer, either at a local library, internet cafe, at a friend's house or at work.
Where to get help and support
* Safer Places: Advice, support and safe accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Support for men and women who are experiencing domestic abuse and wish to remain in their own homes. Call 01702 618026.
* SOS Domestic Abuse Project’s Dove Project: A drop in service for women experiencing past or present domestic abuse, run by specialist trained staff and volunteers, with advice, support and free counselling available. Call 01702 302333; 24 hour crisis line 01702 300006.
* Southend-on-Sea Domestic Abuse Project’s Fledglings & Children & Young People’s Community Services: A supervised child and family contact centre offering supervised contact and a range of associated contact support. Also offers a range of services for children and young people and their parents/carers affected by domestic abuse and family separation. Call: 01702 343868.
* Victim Support: An independent national charity helping people cope with the effects of crime. Trained staff and volunteers offer free confidential support and information. Referrals can be forwarded from the police if a crime has been reported, and victims can self refer even if the crime has not been reported. Call 0845 3030900 (Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, confidential answerphone outside of these hours, local call charge rate).
* National Domestic Violence Helpline: This is a confidential helpline service giving women, children and their supporters confidential support and information. Call: 0808 2000 247
* Men’s Advice Line: This is a confidential helpline for men experiencing violence and abuse from their partners or ex-partners. Call: 0808 801 0327.
* Broken Rainbow: This offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic abuse. Call: 0300 999 5428.
* SHIP (Southend's Health & Wellbeing Information Point)
Whether you are a mum, dad, grandparent, carer, young person or practitioner supporting families, it is not always easy to find the information you are looking for. The Southend Information Service is a free and impartial service with information and guidance around many aspects of family life. www.southendinfopoint.org
Looking for more information?
You can download a transcript of our Domestic Abuse Booklet , which includes information and advice on where to get help in Southend..