Domestic Abuse resources and links
Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm)
Greater Manchester Police online reporting function https://www.gmp.police.uk/
Independent Choices – https://helplines.org/helplines/independent-choices/ Confidential domestic abuse helpline run by women for women. The helpline team can provide practical advice, emotional support, information, referral to safe refuge accommodation, telephone counselling and support to any woman (age 16 and over) who is being abused, has been abused or is in fear of being forced into marriage by someone they are having a relationship with, or have formerly had a relationship with. This includes partners, husband, ex-partners and family members, and women in same sex relationships. The Team can also provide non-urgent email advice and support to Agencies around domestic abuse issues. Community Helpline Language Service in Urdu and Punjabi provides support to South Asian women. This service can be assessed by calling 0161 636 7525.
National Centre for Domestic Abuse Violence
About NCDV- We do not charge victims of domestic violence or abuse for this help; we never have and we never will. Sometimes the Legal Aid Agency will demand payment which we will help you navigate and provide you with a solution this if this occurs.
The National Centre for Domestic Violence was established in 2003 to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary.
We specialise in providing free, fast and effective support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, political, religious belief or otherwise.
In brief, our help includes:
- Free Injunction service to everybody
- Injunctions often within 24 hours
- A large framework of Legal Aid family solicitors throughout the country
- Emergency Prohibited Steps Orders
- Emergency Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders
- Direct links with Local Authorities, health centres, refuges & Women’s Aid Centres
Honour based Abuse and Forced Marriages, supporting victims of Honour based abuse and forced marriage https://karmanirvana.org.uk/
– Are you being pressured to get married against your will?
– Do you fear to bring shame or dishonour on your family?
– Have you been emotionally or physically abused?
– Are you confused about what they say scripture demands of you?
– Do you worry about being disowned?
If you are concerned about any of the above, please call / email or message the link above in confidence. Culture, Religion and Tradition are not an excuse; forced marriage is illegal in the UK.
Saheli Asian Women’s Project provides advice, information and support services to Asian women and their children fleeing domestic abuse and/or forced marriages and is based in Manchester, UK.
Saheli gives Asian women a chance to get away from violent domestic situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about the next steps. If you are an Asian woman, with or without children and you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and would like support, you may call us in confidence. Our staff can speak English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.
Talk Listen Change
We are TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and our mission is simple; to support safe, healthy & happy relationships.
We offer an integrated approach and a variety of services which tackle domestic abuse and its impact.
For adults who are worried about their behaviour:
- Striving for Change: A 6-week programme for perpetrators and their partners to raise awareness of unhealthy behaviours. This programme encourages motivation to address this behaviour and prepares individuals for long-term behaviour change work.
- Bridging to Change: A long-term programme for men who are abusive to their female partners. This programme encourages men to take responsibility for their abusive behaviour and change their approach to their relationships with their partners and any children in their life.
- Individual Behaviour Change: Similar to Bridging to Change, but working 1-2-1 with a practitioner in order to support to men in same-gender relationships or men who require a practitioner fluent in their first language.
- Women’s Behaviour Change: A programme for women who are abusive towards their male or female partners. This programme helps women to address their behaviour and make positive changes, encouraging safer and healthier relationships.
- The Drive Programme: A programme for those who pose a serious risk of harm to their partners/ex-partners, in which we accept referrals through existing partnerships.
Respect are a domestic abuse organisation developing safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people who use violence.
GALOP run the only National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline, and have a Domestic Abuse Survivors Forum to share individual stories and support other LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse, from anywhere in the UK. The helplines is open to anyone LGBT+ in the UK, as well as friends, family members, and professionals who may be concerned about an LGBT+ person who is facing abuse.
Phone 0800 9995428
The helpline is open:
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 8:00pm
For young people:
Respect Young People’s Programme: For teenagers aged 14-19 who are displaying harmful behaviours towards their parents and/or carers
Encouraging Healthy Relationships: For teenagers aged 14-19 who are displaying harmful behaviours towards their friends, siblings, partners or people they are dating.
The Harbour Project: Offering two support services to children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Salford
Integrated support for those who are affected by domestic abuse:
Victim & Survivor Support: One-to-one support for the partners and ex-partners of perpetrators on our Bridging to Change or Women’s Behaviour Change programmes.
Children & Young People’s Support: Counselling and youth work for the children of perpetrators on our Bridging to Change or Women’s Behaviour Change programmes.