Domestic violence

In Calderdale we want to make sure that if you are experiencing any abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member you get the help you need.

Domestic violence, also sometimes called domestic abuse, is a serious problem.  It is not just physical (slapping, punching or kicking), it can be someone trying to control what you do. It can include sexual and emotional abuse. An abuser may threaten you, control your money or use anything else to make you do things they want.

Domestic violence is not your fault and you are not alone.

For help

Other key contacts

Calderdale WomenCentre
A one-stop-shop providing emotional and practical support on issues such as domestic violence, physical and mental health, debt, counselling, benefits and more.

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
(for male and female victims of domestic abuse)
These are trained specialists helping to keep victims and their children safe from violent partners or families.

The Housing Options Service
A service provided by Pennine Housing, to help victims of domestic abuse remain in their home if they wish by providing a package of security measures.

Victim Support
Free and confidential help for the victims of crimes, witnesses, their families, friends and anyone else affected.

National numbers

Domestic Violence Helpline (for women)
A 24 hour freephone helpline providing support, help and information to women experiencing domestic violence, or their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Men’s Advice Line (for male victims of domestic abuse)
Confidential helpline offering support, advice and guidance to male victims of domestic violence.

Jewish Women’s Aid
A freephone run by Jewish women for Jewish women and their children experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse.

Broken Rainbow
A national helpline providing confidential support and guidance to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.

Respect
A national phoneline providing help and support for the perpetrators of domestic violence.

Further information

Home Office: Domestic violence|External link
Government strategy and plans on tackling domestic violence.

Women's Aid|External link
A charity working towards ending domestic violence, plus 24 hour helpline.

The Hideout|External link
Help and support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

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