Information For Partners

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit are launching a domestic abuse campaign that will run from Friday, 14 May 2021 to Friday, 23 July 2021.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage anyone experiencing domestic abuse to ask for help and support.

The campaign has been produced in partnership with the domestic abuse leads in the four local authorities, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Council, along with the support of South Yorkshire Police.

Eight animations have been produced that tell the real life experiences of domestic abuse from people living in South Yorkshire.  Their stories have been narrated by South Yorkshire volunteers.

The call to action on all of the campaign assets is to South Yorkshire domestic abuse services.  The telephone numbers are all available as well as the 24-hour domestic abuse helpline and the 101 and 999 numbers for South Yorkshire Police.

Campaign Assets

Posters, leaflets, z-cards and calling cards have all been produced in the English and Urdu language as we especially want to encourage those who do not speak English as a first language to access support.

We have developed eight animations that can be viewed on YouTube:


A story of male on female domestic abuse –

A story of financial abuse –

Types of domestic abuse –

A story of female on male domestic abuse –

A story of abuse from a gay man –

A story of honour based abuse –

A young person’s story of abuse –

A story of male on female domestic abuse –

All campaign assets are available to be downloaded and shared here.  This is a partnership campaign for use by all partners, community groups and charities within South Yorkshire.

If you are unable to download the campaign assets, please contact Samantha Mawson, Communications Manager on

Social Media

A social media campaign will run from the  South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

A new animation will drop each Monday morning at 9am, however partners can use the full suite of  animations at any time.  The following social media posts can be used to promote the campaign or can be tailored for your audience.


  • We are supporting the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit @sy_vru #domesticabuse campaign If you are at risk or experiencing domestic abuse, help is available to you.
  • This is a survivor’s story.  G was a victim of #domesticabuse for over thirty years.  Support is available from the police and specialist support services throughout the county.  Please do not suffer.  Helpline numbers are shown at the end of the animation.
  • You can get help if you are experiencing #domesticabuse. Call 999 if in immediate danger. If you can’t speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to connect to the police, who will help.
  • Eight years of economic abuse.  This is a story of a South Yorkshire domestic abuse survivor who has found a new life after accessing support to leave her controlling abuser.