Please find below a variety of resources which organisations may want to use in preparing for the new offence of Strangulation and Suffocation which will come into force in June 2022.
Most of these resources refer to strangulation as it occurs more frequently and it is this that is assessed in much of the research referred to here. However some of the behaviours and results for suffocation can be similar, so the two should be considered seriously and responded to appropriately. Some staff working in this area use the term ‘strangulation’ informally to cover both strangulations and suffocations.
We want to do all we can to tackle this violence and prevent it happening so if you have any resources you’d like to share please get in touch and if you have any feedback on these please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have facilities to do any translations of (v) in particular, the leaflet for someone who has been strangled or suffocated then please do get it translated and share the results with us.