Last updated: 27.11.12

Anti abuse app launched by Virtual College and LIDAS

The free App, the first of its kind, is aimed at providing useful information for people worried about their abusive behaviour towards their partner or family member in an easy-to-understand and accessible format.

Julie Rimington, Manager, Lincoln Integrated Domestic Abuse Services (LIDAS) said of the new app, "After the success of the 'Reduce the Risk App' for victims of domestic abuse, I'm really pleased we've developed an app that will hopefully help people who are worried about their own abusive behaviour, change their attitudes and behaviour before it seriously damages theirs, their partner's and their children's lives."

The app gives practical support to those worried about their own abusive behaviour and shows how to recognise the signs of abuse either in their own relationship or in someone close to them. The app covers topics such as advice on fair arguing and dealing with difficult situations without resorting to abuse. It also provides contact details for a raft of local and national support agencies.


LIDAS - Lincoln Integrated Domestic Abuse Services - is a small registered charity with a Management Committee, Management Team, staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills and experience, who work together to support people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

About Virtual College

Virtual College has developed into one of the UK's leading providers of total solutions within the e-learning arena. Its key objective is to help enhance the traditional learning solution through the careful integration of technology.

Founded in 1995, today Virtual College has over 850,000 registered online learners and this is growing at a rate of over 700 a day, across both public and private sectors. The company has developed a comprehensive product range, including over 200 online courses, accessed via the company's own Learning Management System, as well as offering a complete content design and development service.

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