Domestic abuse in rural areas

Domestic abuse is a complex issue that happens in every community. However, for someone living in a rural area, there can be extra factors that contribute to the prevalence, whilst also making it more difficult to get support.

Research by the National Rural Crime Network has revealed that in rural Britain, there are hidden victims who are isolated, unsupported and unprotected.

That’s why we’ve created the Rural Abuse campaign – to raise awareness and improve access to support in rural areas of Nottinghamshire.


Free training for professionals and members of the public, in Bingham, Cotgrave and surrounding villages


We’re holding free, online training sessions, between June 2024 and February 2025 to improve community safety.

These training sessions are for people living, working and volunteering in Bingham, Cotgrave and surrounding villages.


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Launch event: Domestic Abuse in Rural Areas

Location: Bingham, TBC

  • Do you want to improve the safety of your community in Bingham and surrounding areas?
  • Do you want to create a Safe Space for Survivors of Domestic Abuse?
  • Do you want to your increase your knowledge of how to support survivors of Domestic abuse?

If you work, volunteer, have a business or run a faith or community group in Bingham and surrounding areas then come along and see how you can do this.

We are holding an event to launch our Domestic Abuse in Rural areas project which has been funded by the Office of the Police and Crime commissioner as part of the Make Notts Safe Fund.

The launch will give a short introduction about the project to workers, businesses and members of the community and give details of the training and promotional materials available in the coming months.


Domestic and Sexual Abuse Bystander and Community Training

The session gives an overview of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, how it is defined and identifies some simple ways that you can respond and support someone in the community who is impacted by domestic or sexual abuse.


Domestic Abuse in Rural Areas

Location: Online

This course is free and targeted at workers and volunteers working in Bingham and surrounding areas as part of work across Nottinghamshire to improve community safety.

This session will help you understand the nature of domestic abuse and the barriers that prevent those living in rural areas, from seeking help.

Learn about the specialist support available and how to signpost or refer someone to these. These sessions are part of our responding to domestic abuse in rural areas project.

During the session, specific reference is made to different types of domestic abuse, so we recommend attending in a quiet and confidential space. Support is available if you are impacted by any content if the session.


This project is funded by Make Notts Safe, from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Help and support

Supporting someone through a difficult and emotional time can be challenging. Remember to look after yourself.

If you need support for yourself or advice about how to support someone else experiencing domestic abuse, you can the organisations below


Support for women and children

Juno Women’s Aid

Free 24-hour local helpline

0808 800 0340



Support for men


Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm (7.30pm on Wednesdays) – 24/7 confidential answerphone available outside these times

0800 9956 999


The Survivor’s handbook from Women’s Aid also contains practical information about every aspect of seeking support.


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