Domestic violence covers a range of behaviours including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, within all types of relationships. This can include threats, constant criticism, isolation, money being controlled and forced sex.
If you are being abused it is useful to talk to someone about what has happened, even if you do not want to do anything about it. Often it is helpful to speak to someone and get some support for yourself. Getting someone to record the incidents will help you in the future if you do decide to take action.
|Agencies to contact||Telephone number|
|National Domestic Violence Helpline (24 hours)||0808 20 00 247|
|Victim Support||0845 30 30 900|
|In an emergency, Police||999|
|Police Domestic Violence Unit||0161 856 5171|
|Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Services (SIDAS)||0161 793 3232|
Salford City Council acknowledges domestic violence as a reason for priority need. You can either go into a refuge, get re-housed through the council or move to private rented accommodation. You can contact Salford Housing Options Project (SHOP) for advice.
Making yourself a safety plan:
If you have to leave in an emergency, you will want the following things:
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