The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) is made up of representatives from agencies and organisations working to join up and better facilitate Southend, Essex and Thurrock’s vision to work together to enable everyone to live a life free from all forms of domestic abuse. The Board is responsible for designing and implementing the Domestic Abuse Strategy across Southend, Essex and Thurrock. SETDAB provides strategic leadership to address domestic abuse by providing a multi-agency framework, common ethos and co-ordinated approach to innovate, drive change and address domestic abuse.Following on from the successful work completed during the lifetime of our Joint Domestic Abuse Strategy 2015-2020 we have now issued our Domestic Abuse Strategy for 2020-2025.Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, social background, gender, religion, sexuality or etnicity. The majority of victims of domestic abuse are women but it can happen to men too.
The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual.
Everone has arguments and may disagree with their partners, family members and others close to them from time to time, however anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner's or family member's reaction is being abused. It can begin at any stage of the relationship. Domestic abuse is rarely a one-off. Incidents generally become more frequent and severe over time.
Our website signposts organisations available to assist with Abuse ie Safe Steps in Southend