A series of local partners have teamed up to run a week of activities to help raise awareness of domestic abuse and support services available in Kettering Borough. Kettering Borough Council, The Sunflower Centre and Northampton Women’s Aid will be increasing the number of staff trained, visiting local schools and bringing an Awareness Week stall to various locations in the area.
Here’s what is lined up during Domestic Abuse Awareness Week:
Monday 28th November: Staff from Kettering Borough Council will be trained up by Sunflower Centre and Northampton Women’s Aid to help them identify those who may be experiencing domestic abuse and outline services available for support.
Tuesday 29th November: Year 9 students at Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Montsaye Academy and Southfield School will watch AlterEgo performances of ‘Tough Love’.
‘Tough Love’ is an innovative 30 minute long Applied Theatre play that raises awareness around coercive control and domestic abuse in teenage intimate relationships. The play is followed by a 30 minute plenary session exploring the issues raised.
Wednesday 30th November: Awareness Week stall at Tresham College in Kettering over lunch and break times.
Thursday 1st December: Awareness Week stall in Newlands Shopping Centre, 10am – 2pm.
Friday 2nd December: Throughout the day the Awareness Week stall will visit the libraries in Burton Latimer, Rothwell and Desborough.
Domestic Abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender.