New website to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in Worcestershire

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  • June 18, 2013

The Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence will launch a new and improved website to further support local victims.

The new website – – will be officially launched on Thursday 20 June, offering help and guidance to women, children and men, providing a one-stop shop of local services and helplines.

Martin Lakeman, Strategic Co-ordinator for The Forum explained : “The key theme running through our new website is to ensure that victims are aware of the range of specialist services / agencies that can provide both advice and support at what is a most traumatic time.  Encouraging victims to come forward and seek advice is critical in tackling these frightening issues; we hope that visitors to the website will be able to find the strength to contact the many agencies that are here to help.”

The site will be promoted via two postcards which will be distributed across Worcestershire in places such as libraries, schools, doctor’s surgeries.

Easy to navigate, the new website includes information on the following :

  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual violence
  • Children and young people
  • Forced marriage
  • Stalking
  • Support services
  • Worrying behaviour
  • Keeping safe
  • Internet safety

Martin added “a key element of the site is a section devoted to survivor stories. It is vital that people suffering in silence realise they are not alone”.

For further information about The Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse please contact Martin Lakeman on 01905 822 357.


  • Susie Mactaggart says:

    Hi Martin,
    I left a message on your answer phone. I am a Mental Health worker at YSS in Worcester. I have a male client who suffered domestic abuse and violence in his childhood. I am looking for counselling for him. Wondered if you knew of any. Thanks Susie

    • Sian Patterson says:

      Hi Susie, I’m sorry for a delayed response, I assume you are trying to get hold of Martin Lakeman? Whilst we sit on the Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, we do not work directly with Martin or as part of the county council, or with domestic abuse survivors, we work with survivors of sexual violence and abuse. If you still need to get hold of Martin, his email is I hope this helps.
      Kind regards
      Sian Patterson

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