If you are a victim of domestic abuse, there is help and support available to you. Domestic abuse is a crime. You do not have to put up with it.
If you think a family member or friend is experiencing domestic abuse, there are also things you can do to help. To find out what to do if someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please view 'If someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse' leaflet (PDF 348 Kb - opens new window).
Domestic abuse in Thames Valley is tackled by a partnership-working approach. This sees the police, courts, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), prison service, probation, local authorities and other statutory and voluntary organisations work together to combat domestic abuse.
In this section, you can find out:
- Who you can contact to get help – local and national contacts.
- Advice for victims of domestic abuse.
- About domestic abuse.
Our service to victims of domestic abuse:
The above leaflet aims to explain the action that Thames Valley Police will take when called to incidents involving domestic abuse.
John Latham Domestic Abuse Award 2016
Nominations are invited for the John Latham Domestic Abuse Award 2016.
This annual award given by the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police is named after the late John Latham, a solicitor who worked tirelessly in the field of domestic abuse.
If you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the safety of domestic abuse victims, please consider nominating them for this year’s award. They could be a member of a statutory agency, from the private or voluntary sector.
Last year’s winner was Suzanne Veltri, a senior nurse at Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham, Slough. Suzanne was responsible for developing improved healthcare pathways which helped hundreds of domestic abuse victims who had attended the hospital for treatment.
After the murders of Julia and William Pemberton in Hermitage in 2003, John supported the family and campaigned for the introduction of Domestic Homicide Reviews so that lessons could be learnt from such tragic events to help prevent future deaths.
To nominate, please fill out the nomination form and send to Det Insp Ivan Reaney by 31 July 2016.