What is domestic violence and abuse?
Domestic violence makes up the majority of violence against women, children and men locally and nationally and includes physical, psychological, sexual violence; emotional abuse; financial exploitation and stalking. It is best understood as a pattern of behaviour characterised by the misuse of power and control and often escalates over time.
More information can be found on the Citizens Advice website.
For more information, visit: Domestic Violence and Abuse .
Calderdale Domestic Abuse Strategic Board
Calderdale’s partnership approach to tackling domestic abuse recognises that domestic abuse harms the whole of society and impacts across all sections of our community. Under the leadership of the Domestic Abuse (DA) Strategic Board, partners involved in the production of this strategy recognise the importance of collaboration and are committed to shared responsibility and action across all sectors. We recognise that victims of domestic abuse are drawn from diverse backgrounds, with wide ranging individual circumstances.
Schools 'Healthy Relationships' resource
For a list of resources for primary and secondary schools relating to Healthy Relationships, see:
The resource list includes these topics:
- Domestic Abuse;
- Child Sexual Exploitation;
- Emotional Wellbeing; and
- specific SEND resources.
Calderdale Domestic Abuse Hub
Domestic Abuse Training
For booking information on the Training Course, see Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board
Children and Young People
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence
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- Safeguard Guide No 5 Honour Based Violence ;
- Safeguard Guide No 6 Forced Marriage .
Female Genital Mutilation
Adolescent to Parent Violence
Calderdale domestic abuse strategy for 2016 to 2019