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Welcome to the home page of cedar: Catholics Experiencing Domestic Abuse Resources..

The Domestic Abuse Working Group (DAWG) of the Catholic Bishopsí Conference of England and Wales have gathered here a range of resources to help parishes, deaneries, dioceses, school and organisations in the Catholic Church in England and Wales grow in awareness of issues surrounding domestic abuse. Our aim is to create an environment within the Catholic community in which domestic abuse is understood and recognised as unacceptable and where appropriate responses are available.

If you know of any resources not included here which would further our aims please let us know. 

For a quick reference guide to what a parish, organisation or school can do please click here.
For a quick list of Church statements please click here.

Please note: For the purposes of our work domestic abuse is defined as any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are, or who have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.This includes men, women, adult children, disabled, sick and elderly family members.



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