Champion’s Network

Cumbria Domestic Abuse Champions’ Network

We are here to support the community of Cumbria in working with, and supporting, victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We provide training and host Network meetings around Cumbria. Dates and times of the training and Network meetings will appear on here as they are arranged.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is an incident, or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. It is very common. In the majority of cases it is experienced by women and is perpetrated by men. However, men can also be victims of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online and digital abuse

Our Network meeting schedule is below, exact dates, times and venues to be confirmed.

Area of Cumbria Network Meetings
South September 2019 at Women’s Community Matters, Barrow January 2020 May 2020
West October 2019 February 2020 June 2020
North November 2019 March 2020 July 2020

If you are interested in attending one of our training events please contact us by email on champions@womenscommunitymatters.org for further information.

If you are professional and you would like to share information about your service around our Network please contact champions@womenscommunitymatters.org.

For 24-hour support and advice about domestic abuse contact;
Victim Support 24 hour/7 days a week Support-line 08 08 16 89 111
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

 

 

South Cumbria – Barrow

Further dates to be added

 

 

West Cumbria – Workington/Whitehaven

Training Day 1Wednesday 7th August 20199.30-4.30The Oval Centre, Salterbeck Drive, Salterbeck, Cumbria, CA14 5HA

(same as previous training days)

Training Day 2Thursday 8th August 20199.30-4.30The Oval Centre, Salterbeck Drive, Salterbeck, Cumbria, CA14 5HA  

(same as previous training days)

 

 

North Cumbria – Carlisle

Further dates to be added