Hyndburn and Ribble Valley (HARV) Domestic Violence Team Welcome to the homepage of HARV Domestic Violence Team. This website has been developed to provide individuals, families and communities with support and knowledge about domestic abuse. More than one in four women in England (4.8 million) since aged 16 has experienced at least one incident of domestic abuse. Over 20,000 women a week in the UK experience at least one incident of domestic abuse on average two women a week are murdered at the hands of their current or former partner. At HARV we provide professional and quality support and services to women and children experiencing domestic violence and we will always
- Believe women and children and make their safety our priority
- Support andempower women to take control of their own lives
- Recognise and care for the needs of children affected by violence
We recognise that violence is a violation of women and children’s human rights, that it is the result of an abuse of power and control, and that it is rooted in the historic status of women in the family and in society. Women and children have the right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse, and that society has a duty to recognise and defend this right. It is our priority to develop and deliver high quality services to individuals, families and communities that contribute to ending violence against women and girls. If you or a friend need help then contact the helpline on 01254 879855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also contact the free phone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge CALL: 0808 2000 247 or 0808 2000 247 Broken Rainbow (national helpline for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and Trans gender people experiencing domestic abuse): 08452 604460 If you or a friend are at risk of immediate or significant harm then we advise you contact the police. In an emergency dial 999. Hyndburn police 01254 353760 Ribble Valley police 01200 443344 Blackburn police 01254 51212 Identifying, supporting and protecting women and children affected by domestic violence Charity No: 1069367 Company No: 06673278 To make a donation to HARV text 70 070 followed by HARV01 and the amount you wish to donate. For example HARV01 £5. Thank you!