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About Leeway

Established in Norfolk in 1974, we were founding members of WAFE (Women’s Aid Federation England). Our service was set up by a group of women who recognised the need for a refuge in Norwich and this became just the third such service of its kind in the country. We have since expanded the services we offer to meet the needs of all women, men and children who experience domestic abuse.

Recognising The Signs

We define domestic violence as any abuse that takes place within an intimate or family relationship. This abuse can be of a psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional nature. Signs that someone may be experiencing domestic violence can include:

  • Regularly missing appointments
  • Damage to property
  • Not dressing appropriately for the weather
  • Excuses or explanations for violence or bruises
  • Low self esteem
  • Alcohol or substance misuse
  • Doing things in secret
  • Changing routines to maintain safety
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  • Adnams Barclays Orbit Children In Need
  • Norfolk County Council Suffolk County Council Rotary Club Norwich St Edmunds Broadland District Council
  • Great Yarmouth Borough Council John Lewis Jarrolds Heart Radio
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