Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Spot the signs of domestic abuse and modern slavery

Spot the signs of domestic abuse and modern slavery

New free online resources are available for both professionals and the public to help spot the signs and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of domestic abuse and modern slavery.

  This new range of online learning modules will give professionals further confidence on next steps and the help and support they can provide to victims.

  The public have free access to a set of modules providing guidance on recognising the signs of domestic abuse and modern slavery and what they can do to help.  

Speaking on their launch, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for community safety, Cllr Clare Paul said, “Somerset, like other community safety partnerships around the country, sadly has had several domestic homicide reviews.   “The recurring theme that has emerged is that the public is unclear when it comes to understanding the signs of abuse and what to do if they are concerned.   “Likewise, we know that modern slavery is under reported and under-recognised. With the launch of these modules, we aim to address this and ensure both professionals and public alike understand the signs of abuse, how it impacts families, and what they can do. The Domestic Abuse Act signed into law in April 2021 further raises the need for more learning to be available on these topics.”  

To access the professional suite of modules, visit: https://practitioners.somersetsurvivors.co.uk/  

To access the learning modules for public, visit: https://training.somersetsurvivors.co.uk/  

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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