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 We no longer provide regular training around Cumbria, this has been replaced by the Responding Well training.

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

If you are professional and you would like to share information about your service around our Network please contact

Postal address: Steve Robson, Women’s Community Matters, Nan Tait, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.  LA14 1LG.

You will also find us on social media for latest news and updates from the domestic and sexual abuse sector:

Facebook @CumbriaDomesticAbuseChampionsNetwork

X/Twitter @AbuseCumbria


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
Support for Men
Ring the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 for specialist support.
or Victim Support as above.

Domestic Abuse Champions’ Network Email Newsletters


We produce a monthly email newsletter with up-to-date information and news from around the domestic and sexual abuse sector nationally and locally. We also include job vacancies from the local sector. If you would like to receive the email newsletter, get in touch.

If you have any information you think it would be useful to share in the email newsletter, get in touch.

Below is a list of the newsletters with the most recent at the top.

If you would like to be added to the circulation list or have any comments or new information, then please email Steve on

CDACN newsletter #88 04-06-24

CDACN newsletter #87 01-05-24

CDACN newsletter #86 02-04-24

CDACN newsletter #85 04-03-24

CDACN newsletter #84 02-02-24

CDACN newsletter #83 11-01-24

Archived Domestic Abuse Champion’s Network Email Newsletters



The network is only possible through the raising of charitable funds.  If you are interested in financially supporting the network via sponsorship or a fundraising event please contact

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