Domestic Abuse Charter

domestic-abuseOn 7 January 2014, the Church Council of Christ Church Virginia Water adopted the Domestic Abuse Charter agreed by the Guildford Diocesan Synod on 9 November 2013. We therefore:

  • Accept that domestic abuse is a serious problem which occurs in all sections of society including church families
  • Recognise that domestic abuse can be the physical, sexual, psychological, spiritual, emotional, social or financial abuse of a person within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour
  • Recognise that domestic abuse in all its forms is unacceptable and irreconcilable with the Christian faith and a Christian way of living
  • Undertake to listen, support and care for those affected by domestic abuse
  • Will keep up to date, embrace training and work with domestic abuse support agencies, publicising their work
  • Will teach, model and encourage what it means to be in good, respectful, safe and nurturing relationships

Local Assistance Contact Details

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