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01422 323 339

 

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Weekends:
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Staying Safe Halifax Domestic Abuse Support

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In an emergency, please call 999
To report an incident to the Police, please call 101

Out of Hours Please Ring National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

 

 

Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?

Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?

Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

 

Languages other than English?

We have a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages.

If we do not have the language skills required we will make every effort to find the language support through interpreters.

Please click the approriate language link to view our leaflet in:

Czech
Polish
Urdu

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, having been effected by domestic abuse or family abuse please ring
01422 323339

In an Emergency
In an emergency, please call 999
To report an incident to the Police, please call 101

What is Domestic Abuse?

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

This can include but is not limited to the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.

What help is available?

  • We offer a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
  • Our support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
  • Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
  • We have dedicated male and female support workers

 

If you are experiencing domestic abuse our skilled workers can offer you:

Practical and emotional support

Emotional support to help you recover from the impact of living with domestic abuse.

Help to explore your options and make the right choices for you and your children.

Information on a range of topics e.g. housing, benefits, immigration, health and wellbeing.

Support to access other agencies that can help.

Legal and court support including an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (see IDVA).

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

Provides crisis intervention, advice and advocacy for men and women and can

Help you to understand the court process.

Arrange for you to visit court beforehand and offer support on the day.

Liaise between court officials, your solicitor and yourself.

Support if you have been referred to Calderdale MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference).

Are you feeling unsafe in your home?

We can help by providing:

Safety Advice

Support to change your locks

Help with protection orders for added protection and peace of mind

Dedicated children’s support workers

Supporting children and young people 5 years and above:

who are affected by domestic abuse in their own home

or affected by abuse in their intimate relationships support is available from the Young People’s Violence Advocate (YPVA)

Calderdale Domestic Abuse Strategic Board is a multi-agency partnership

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