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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is any kind of violence or other abuse between family members. This can be violent behaviour by a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, ex-partner, father, mother, son or daughter who lives in the same home or elsewhere. It may include physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse. It can also affect the health and wellbeing of children in the family.

No one should have to put up with any kind of violence or abuse and everyone has the right to personal safety.  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.

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

In an Emergency                                    999

Non-Emergency                                     101

Domestic Abuse information

Domestic Abuse information - Rochdale Council

Coercion and Control Factsheet

Domestic Abuse and the impact on children


National domestic violence helpline
 Tel: 0808 2000 247

Support for those affected by domestic abuse is available in Rochdale from:

SafeNet Domestic Abuse Services    
Tel: 0300 3033581

Victim Support Rochdale                   
Tel: 0161 856 5810

Muslim Community Helpline               
Tel: 0208 904 8193 or 0208 908 6715

The Men's Advice Line                        
Tel: 0808 801 0327 

Women's Domestic Abuse Helpline   
Tel: 0161 636 7525  

Stalking Helpline: 
Tel: 0808 802 0300

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: 
0845 330 3030

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse: 
0808 801 0327

Men Experiencing Domestic Violence:
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: 07792679962

Samaritans: Tel: 0845 7909 090

Shelter: Tel: 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



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

Further information

Interim Rochdale Domestic Abuse Strategy  This will be undated once the needs assessment is completed.

Clare's Law

Addressing adolescent to parent violence and abuse

Strive for Change - for men and women who want to improve their relationships

Coercive Control - Resources

Domestic Abuse - Toolkit for Employers

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