Post-Separation Abuse Awareness Week

Post Separation Abuse Awareness Week
Legally reviewed by: Shakeela Bi Updated: In: Family

This week, commencing from the 18th September 2023, marks Post-Separation Abuse Awareness Week. The event has been implemented by the abuse charity Kaleidoscopic UK (KUK), the awareness week’s purpose is to highlight the prevalence and reality of post-separation abuse.

As of April 2023, post-separation abuse is officially categorised under the Serious Crimes Act (2015). This means that the law now deems coercive and controlling behaviour post-separation as an offence.

Post-separation abuse encompasses ongoing abusive patterns that persist after a relationship has concluded. This can encompass various forms of abuse, such as financial, emotional, and physical abuse, including stalking and harassment.

Statement From the KUK Team

“Sadly this type of abuse is still so often minimised, excused or misunderstood, we want to change that.”

“We are asking you to please share among your networks and to join us by taking part with the #PSAAW across your socials as well as wearing a Yellow ribbon/hosting events and awareness training.”

You can watch KUK’s new awareness video on Post Separation Abuse here.

Helplines and Emergency Contacts

Please note, if you are in immediate danger, call the police immediately on 999.

Alternatively you access the following support:

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
  • Solace Advice Line – 0808 802 5565 – advice@solacewomensaid.org
  • Mankind Initiative support for male victims – 01823 334244
  • The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
  • Galop, National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
  • Refuge National Domestic Abuse – 0808 2000 247
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123

Empowering Survivors: Our Commitment to Post-Separation Abuse Awareness Week

At Cartwright King, we are supporting Post-Separation Abuse Awareness Week and are dedicated to helping survivors of post-separation abuse find the legal assistance they need. Our team of experienced family lawyers understands the complexities and challenges faced by victims of post-separation abuse. We provide compassionate and expert guidance to help individuals secure legal protections, restraining orders, and financial remedies. Additionally, our lawyers can offer valuable advice on communication strategies, custody arrangements, and mediation, all aimed at providing a safe and stable environment for survivors and their families.

Legal Disclaimer.

All advice is correct at time of publication.