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Domestic Abuse and the impact on children

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Rochdale Domestic Abuse Information

Domestic abuse includes physical, emotional, sexual or mental abuse.

In Emergency 999

Non-Emergency 101

National domestic abuse helpline
Phone: 0808 2000 247

Greater Manchester police domestic violence unit
Phone: 0161 872 5050 (ask for the domestic violence unit)

Support for those affected by domestic abuse is available from:

African and Caribbean Women's Outreach Project 
Tel: 0161 882 0632

Central Manchester Women's Aid
Tel: 0161 273 4366

Homeless Section: Tel: 0845 602 4995 
(out of hours: 0845 121 2975)

Jewish Women's Aid: Tel: 0800 591203
email: [email protected]

Karma Nirvana (supports victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage): Tel: 0800 5999 247 
(Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm),

Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) Helpline
Tel: 0845 330 3030

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse: 
Tel: 0808 801 0327

Men Experiencing Domestic Violence
Tel:  0845 064 6800

MIND Wellbeing: Domestic abuse

National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge) 24/7 National Helpline number: Tel: 0808 2000 247

National Stalking Helpline: Tel: 0808 802 0300 
(09:30 - 16:00 weekdays, except Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00)

Outreach Domestic Abuse (support in the local community):  Tel: 01706 658171

Safenet Rochdale (provide secure, safe accommodation for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse):
Tel: 0300 3033581

Samaritans: Tel: 0845 7909 090

ShelterTel: 0808 800 4444

Wai Yin Chinese Women's Society: Tel: 0161 237 5908

Women's Domestic Abuse Helpline:  Tel: 0161 636 7525 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm excluding bank holidays), website:

Women’s Housing Action Group: Tel: 01706 718 180

The Men's Advice Line

Domestic abuse affects men too, as well as women. The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic abuse by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.

Freephone: 0808 801 0327 (Monday - Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm)


MARAC is a multi-agency meeting which facilitates the risk assessment process for individuals and their families who are at risk of domestic violence and abuse. Organisations are invited to share information with a view to identifying those at "very high" risk of domestic violence and abuse. Where very high risk has been identified, a multi-agency action plan is developed to support all those at risk. Further details can be found here

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