Violence against women and girls | Sevenoaks District Council

Violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is under-reported yet can be very common. It is both a form of discrimination and violation of human rights and includes the following:

  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Coercive and controlling behaviour
  • Sexual violence including rape
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Forced marriage
  • Crimes in the name of 'honour'
  • Stalking
  • Prostitution and trafficking
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Girls and gang violence


In an emergency

if you feel unsafe in a public place or in the home and fear harm from a family member or a stranger, get somewhere safe and call the Police straight away on 999
 

Report a public place that feels unsafe

StreetSafe is a Kent Police service to report places where you feel unsafe. This could be an issue with the environment e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism, or because of certain behaviours e.g. being followed or verbally abused.

Report an issue via StreetSafe
 

Self-defence

We are working with Cobra Defence London to deliver workshops in the District. Please email community.safety@sevenoaks.gov.uk for details of the next courses.

 

Panic alarms

We provide free panic alarms to all women and girls. Please email community.safety@sevenoaks.gov.uk with your postal address.

 

Domestic abuse

Support for anyone who has experienced harassment and abuse from a partner, an ex-partner or family member.
Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service

 

Victim support

Support for anyone who has experienced harassment in a public space.

Victim Support

 

Rape and sexual assault

Support for anyone who has experienced a sexual assault.

National Rape Crisis Helpline

 

Stalking

Advice for anyone concerned about stalking.

Protection Against Stalking

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