Find out more about our campaign to raise awareness of abuse across Thames Valley.
Our Hidden Harm campaign aims to raise awareness of abuse happening in the heart of our communities across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Hidden Harm is the undetected and unreported abuse of a person or people. Abuse can happen in lots of ways, it doesn’t have to be physical. People can also be abused emotionally, psychologically and financially.
Over 18 months we will be bringing a number of different abuse-related crimes into the spotlight, encouraging members of the public to spot the signs and report their concerns. This will include:
- Modern slavery
- Online child abuse
- Honour based abuse
- Forced marriage
- Female genital mutilation
- Domestic abuse
- Hate crime
The message at the heart of our campaign is simple – Open your eyes to abuse. It could be happening in your community so if you suspect it, report it.
We all have a role to play in keeping people safe from harm. Information we receive from members of the public is vital to ensuring we identify these crimes, protect victims and bring offenders to justice.
If you think someone you know may be a victim of abuse please contact us on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime visit the Victims First website.
Follow the campaign on our social media channels using #HiddenHarm.