COVER YOUR TRACKS

If you are at risk, it's vital you remember to delete any information from the computer that could compromise your safety. In this case, this means deleting your browsing history so no one can see you've been on our site. Follow the steps provided by your browser manufacturer to clear your history.

STEP 1



Right click your screen and select Internet options

STEP 2



A new window will open. Select delete below browsing history.

STEP 3



Finally, check all of the boxes and press delete

*Instructions may differ on previous or older versions of your browser.

Worried about someone you know?

If can be upsetting to know or suspect that someone you care about (a friend, family member, colleague, neighbour) is suffering from domestic abuse and it can be difficult to know what to do about it.

Often your first instinct will be to intervene but this can be dangerous to both you and them.

Remember it’s not your responsibility to solve someone else’s problems but there are things you can do to keep him or her and their children safe including:

  • Approach them to try and get them to open up about what’s happening then keep the lines of communication open.
  • Listen and believe without judging.
  • Make sure they know you’re there for them and be patient – it may take a while for things to change.
  • Don’t tell them to leave or criticise them for staying – it is a big decision and it has to be theirs. Instead help build up their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Encourage them to seek help from local domestic violence agencies.
  • Discuss ideas about how to keep any children safe.
  • Agree a code or action that is only known to you both so he/she can signal to you when they’re in danger and cannot get help.
  • Offer to keep spare sets of keys or important documents (like passports and benefit books) in a safe place so they can be accessed quickly in an emergency.
  • Encourage them to think of their own and their children’s needs rather than their partner’s.
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I Need Help

Crossroads Derbyshire offers confidential advice and support to adults, children and young people in Glossop, the High Peak and across Derbyshire.
If you need our help, or know someone who does, call us on 0800 0198 668.