Values and Principles of Our Work

 

 

  • No person should ever have to experience the torture of being abused by a ‘loved one’ or be alone in carrying the burden of blame, shame and judgement.
  • Domestic abuse is a serious and life destroying crime that the sufferer is never      responsible for. Nobody deserves to be abused.
  • To never judge our clients or believe we know what’s best for the client – only they know the reality of their abuse.
  • In the first instance, we listen, hear, believe and respect those who contact us for help.
  • You do not have to have a black eye or physical injuries to be suffering domestic  abuse. It takes many forms including sexual, emotional, psychological and  financial abuse.
  • It is an unequal balance of power and control that an individual holds over another in any intimate relationship, whether is be husband and wife, same sex partners or adult children and an elder parent.
  • It occurs in all walks of life – all classes, creeds, ages and races.
  • The misuse of alcohol and drugs do not cause the perpetrator to abuse – these are used as excuses for their behaviour and reasons to avoid taking responsibility.
  • Early interventions with young people before they get into abusive relationships are key to tackling domestic abuse and breaking the cycle that families found themselves in.