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.
- Always call 999 in an emergency;
- In non emergencies you can report domestic abuse to West Yorkshire Police on 101; or
- Contact West Yorkshire Police Safeguarding Unit, telephone 01422 337041.
Other key contacts
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.
- 01422 323339 or 07525 671033.
The Sanctuary Service at Doorways
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.
- Pennine Housing 2000 Sanctuary Scheme|
- 01422 392460.
Free and confidential help for the victims of crimes, witnesses, their families, friends and anyone else affected.
- Victim Support|
- 0300 3031971.
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.
- National Domestic Violence Helpline|
- 0808 2000 247.
Men’s Advice Line (for male victims of domestic abuse)
Confidential helpline offering support, advice and guidance to male victims of domestic violence.
- Men's Advice Line|
- 0808 801 0327.
Jewish Women’s Aid
A freephone run by Jewish women for Jewish women and their children experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse.
- Jewish Women's Aid|
- 0808 801 0500.
A national helpline providing confidential support and guidance to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.
- Broken Rainbow|
- 0300 999 5428 (LGBT on the keypad).
A national phoneline providing help and support for the perpetrators of domestic violence.
- 0845 122 8609.
Home Office: Domestic violence|
Government strategy and plans on tackling domestic violence.
A charity working towards ending domestic violence, plus 24 hour helpline.
Help and support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.