This sub-section of the website http://www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk specifically provides information and help on the issue of domestic violence. The helpline will provide access to 24-hour emergency refuge accommodation, as well as an information service, including safety planning and translation facilities to thousands of women who suffer at the hands of an abusive partner.
If you are thinking about leaving an abusive relationship and are worried about your safety and that of your child, there is help available. Men have exactly the same rights as women to be safe in their own homes and are entitled to the same help
Domestic abuse affects one in four women in their lifetime, that’s 6–10% of women in any one year. Shockingly, the risk is intensified during pregnancy and nearly doubled when children are in the household.
Domestic Violence is physical, psychological, financial or emotional abuse that takes places within an intimate or family type relationship.
It comes from the abusers desire for power and control over the victim. Domestic violence is most commonly experienced by women and perpetrated by men. It is repetitive and life-threatening, and can destroy the lives of women and children.
The Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline is the national free support and information service for women, children and men in Wales who are experiencing or who have experienced abuse at the hands of someone close to them. It is also an information service for people who are concerned about someone they know, and for agencies that need information on the support available in Wales for adults and children
The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a voluntary sector organisation funded by Manchester City Council and AGMA.
We were founded in 1978 as an organisation run by women, for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse or whose children are being abused. We can offer advice, information telephone counselling and support to any woman that is being abused or has been abused by someone they are having a relationship with, or have formerly had a relationship with. This includes partners, ex-partners and family members and women in same sex relationship.