One in four women and one in six men* will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Victims may suffer from domestic abuse regardless of ethnicity, religion, class, age, disability or lifestyle and the abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological or sexual.
But every person, whatever their circumstances, has the right to live a life free from domestic abuse.
'Behind closed doors' is a campaign launched by a group of domestic abuse support agencies around Surrey, including yourSanctuary, Surrey County Council, local domestic abuse outreach centres and Surrey Police. Between us we want to reach out to the victims of domestic abuse and reassure them that they are not alone, and that help and support is always available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
* Home Office statistics
Behind Closed Doors
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. But there is never an excuse and no-one deserves to be in an abusive relationship. Click below to listen to the stories of victims who have been in an abusive relationship and sought help.
Eagle Radio’s Beverley Fullen talks to Louise She is a refuge support worker at Your Sanctuary. She supports survivors of domestic abuse and this is her story…
louise-support-worker.mp3 (16.57 MB, 12:03)
Eagle Radio’s Beverley Fullen talks to “Emma” She is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her voice has been disguised. This is her story…
emmas-story.mp3 (16.21 MB, 11:47)
Claire is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her voice has been disguised and this is her story.
behind-closed-doors-claires-story.mp3 (11.46 MB, 12:30)