Tackling Domestic Violence
Protecting vulnerable peopleis another strategic priority for the SSP. The Stockport Domestic Abuse Forum works to prevent violent and abusive behaviour within partner and family relationships and has representation from a number of agencies and organisations within Stockport who can help.
The forum provides multi-agency training on domestic abuse for those working with victims. It also raises awareness and undertakes campaigns to highlight the issues, co-ordinating Stockport’s response in tackling domestic abuse.
You can view the Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2015-2016.
Domestic violence or abuse can include:
- Physical violence
- Sexual violence
- Emotional abuse
- Mental cruelty
- Financial abuse
Violence/Abuse can be perpetrated by a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, ex-partner, father, mother, son or daughter who lives with you or lives elsewhere, this applies equally to single sex relationships. No one should have to put up with any kind of violence or abuse. If it has happened once it is likely to happen again, even if it has been happening for years it is never too late to seek help. Everyone has the right to personal safety. If you or someone you know are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, there is a range of organisations that can help.
- Police Emergency — 999
- Police Minicom Text Phone — 18000
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline — 0808 2000 247 (open 24 hours & free-phone)
- Stockport Without Abuse — 0161 477 4271
- Stockport Victim Support & Witness Service — 0161 477 9597
- Stockport Police Domestic Abuse Unit — 0161 856 7974
- Age UK — 0161 480 1211
Alternatively you can visit the website: www.stockportdaf.org.uk