Domestic Abuse Resources

You Are Not Alone - Domestic Abuse Services Video

July 23, 2020
Guidance for Use of the Young People’s Video Project Materials
Please use these videos to promote awareness of Domestic Abuse and to encourage victims to come forward and report. They are designed to be used as an educational tool to prompt discussions or to post on social media platforms to raise awareness.
They have been created by a small group of young people at Werneth High School as part of a pilot project. The project aimed to support young people that have either experienced Domestic Abuse at home or within their own relationships or had a need for an extracurricular activity that provided a creative safe space. It provided a therapeutic creative activity on a weekly basis that explored their understanding of Domestic Abuse and healthy relationships. The young people then identified key messages they wanted to develop a stop motion animation video around. The video was to be an educational resource that could be used with domestic abuse victims, young people or communities.
Please note they are not completed fully at this time as the project group had to cease work due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope to be able to revisit these once the restrictions change and allow the young people to fully realise their ideas as originally planned.
In the meantime, please feel free to use them to encourage reporting and awareness of Domestic Abuse. We would simply ask that you acknowledge the safeguarding adult and children partnerships and young people of Stockport that designed these images. The supporting artist would also appreciate it if you could provide a credit to her to acknowledge the work, she has produced on behalf of the young people so that we can utilise the images during lockdown.
Creative artist credit options:
Tamzin Forster
Instagram: @tamzinrunningphotographer

The video starts with a paper loudspeaker positioned in front of a blue sky with a paper sun, behind paper clouds.
Out of the speaker comes a giant paper speech bubble filled with fridge magnet letters which state:
'You are not alone'. The letters are then scrambled and post-it notes appear with a smiling face
and a thumbs up drawing.
A new speech bubble descends from the top of the screen, again filled with fridge magnet letters stating:
'You can do better'
A new speech bubble appears, again with letters stating: 'It is not your fault' - these letters change between
fridge magnets, felt letters and scrabble tiles.
A new speech bubble appears stating 'you deserve to smile'
A new speech bubble appears stating 'people care about you'
A hand appears and slowly swipes across the screen - as it leaves the message 'you deserve better' reappears.
The hand shows us each wooden tile as it slowly spells out: 'Do not keep it to yourself'
The hand drops letters on to a new speech bubble which state 'no Excuse for Abuse'
we return to a picture of the loud speaker - the clouds move away.
A new slide is revealed, stating:
'This video is brought to you by Stockport Young People and Stockport Safeguarding Partnerships
If you are in immediate risk of danger call 999
If you are in need of support and advice contact:
Stockport Without Abuse
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm 0151 477 4294
Friday - 9am - 4.30pm
There is an answerphone outside of these hours
or visit:
National Domestic Abuse Violence Helpine 27/7 - 0808 2000 247'
A new slide is revealed. It states the following:
'For immediate support and signposting call
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASSH)
Monday - Thursday - 9am-5pm - 01612176028
Friday - 9am-4.30pm - 01612176028
Evenings/Overnight/Weekends - 01617182118
A new slide is revealed. It states the following:
Speak to Adult Social Care if you have a safeguarding concern in relation to a vulnerable adult
Monday - Thursday - 8.30am-5pm - 01612176029
Friday - 8.30am-4.30pm - 01612176029
Evenings/Overnight/Weekends - 01617182118