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Wednesday, November 06, 2019 
Don't Disappear - Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner launch video to raise awareness of relationship abuse 
Today the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) launched a video ‘Don’t Disappear’ to raise awareness of relationship abuse. This is following our ‘Know this isn’t Love’ coercive control campaign from earlier in the year. It has been launched under the branding of Victims First. Victims First supports victims and witnesses of crime across the Thames Valley and is managed by the OPCC.

‘Don’t Disappear’ tells the story of Jamie and Emma; from the seemingly loving early stages of their relationship, to the development of coercive and controlling behaviours such as jealousy and possessiveness, control, love bombing and isolation.

While anyone of any age can be a victim of coercive control, we are particularly keen to promote this to younger people who may have less relationship experience and people who are at the beginning of a relationship. The aim of the video is to raise awareness of the red flags – the early signs of coercive control which at the time, may be missed or misinterpreted as acceptable behaviour in a relationship.

We hope the video will help people who may be in controlling relationships to identify with it and potentially seek help.

Your support

We would appreciate your support in promoting the video to your local community through your digital channels including newsletters, websites and social media.

The video can be found from the link below. Below are some suggested social media posts for you to use or amend as necessary.
You can also share posts from our Facebook page @victimsfirstTV and on Twitter @TV_PCC. If you would like a downloadable version please contact me.

Anyone who is concerned they may be experiencing this can contact Victims First for support on 0300 1234 148 You can find further information about coercive control at Victims First (Link below)

Social Media posts

• Watch Jamie and Emma’s story. Signs of coercive and controlling behaviour can be there in the early stages of a relationship. Look out for the red flags. #DontDisappear

• Relationships based on power and control are not healthy relationships. Whether you’re male or female, in a heterosexual or same sex relationship, if you can identify with Jamie and Emma’s story and need support, please contact Victims First on 03001234148 #DontDisappear

• It’s not a love story, or ‘normal’ behaviour in a relationship. It’s relationship abuse. If you can identify with Jamie and Emma’s story and need support, please contact Victims First on 03001234148

• Early declarations of love, emotional abuse, jealousy and isolation from friends and family are all red flags in a relationship. Watch Jamie and Emma’s story to understand the signs of relationship abuse #DontDisappear

• Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators of coercive control which can take place in heterosexual and same sex relationships. If you can identify with Jamie and Emma’s story please contact Victims First

• Relationship abuse is not solely physical abuse but emotional and controlling abusive behaviours. If you or someone you know is experiencing this in their relationship, contact Victims First on 0300 1234 148

Many thanks for your support
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Friday, October 18, 2019 
If your home is solely heated with electricity, you may be entitled to help to get gas central heating installed. Details via the link
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Monday, March 11, 2019 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 
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Expert advice is on hand from our specially trained Customer Care Team who support our customers and manage our Priority Services Register which gives access to a range of special services to meet customers’ needs. Any customer who has circumstances that may mean they need some extra support during a no water situation can register. This includes, but is not limited to customers who...
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Monday, February 11, 2019 
Crowthorne has been given the Plastic Free Communities award by the Surfers Against Sewage charity 
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Saturday, February 10, 2018 
UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020 
The Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 
Police and Crime Plan 2017 - 2021 
A summary version of the Police and Crime plan has now been published detailing the five strategic priorities for policing and crime for the next five years. The summary is available to view using the link below...
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