Domestic Abuse – Don’t Be Afraid At Home
ANYONE can experience Domestic Abuse. Living and working on top of each other, 24/7 care of children and older relatives, and anxiety about the impact of Coronavirus is putting everyone under pressure behind closed doors.
It may affect you now or in the coming weeks. You may not want to tell anyone because you feel embarrassed or think that everyone else has perfect lives. They don’t, and if you tell us what is happening we will not judge you and we will make sure you get help.
IN AN EMERGENCY – If you, or anyone you know, is in immediate danger call 999 and ask for Police. If unable to talk, listen to the operator and if you can cough or tap the handset in response. From a mobile you may be asked to press 55 to transfer the call to the police. Stay on the line for as long as possible so the police can hear that help is needed.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0808 2000 247 (24 hour)
Leeds Domestic Violence Service
Tel: 0113 2460401 (24 hour)
Live Online Chat: http://www.leedswomensaid.org.uk 1-3pm weekdays.
Kirklees – Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership
Tel: 0800 052 7222 (24 hour)
Web: https://pdap.co.uk Live Online Chat: 5-8pm weekdays, 11am-2pm weekends.
Wakefield Domestic Abuse Service
Tel: 0800 915 1561 (Mon -Thurs / 8.30am – 5pm | Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Calderdale Staying Safe Service
Tel: 01422 323339 (Mon – Fri / 9am – 5pm)
North Kirklees Women’s Refuge
Connect’s own specialist staff can offer advice and support
Tel: 01924 465238 (Mon – Fri | 10.30am to 3.30pm)
Men’s Advice Line (confidential helpline for male victims)
Tel: 0808 8010 327
Galop (Specialist helpline for members of the LGBT+ community)
Tel: 0800 9995 428
If you are worried about how your behaviour affects others:
Respect (national helpline)
Tel: 0808 8024040
If your neighbours, or others in your community, are victims of domestic abuse please report it to the Police.