This page is a printable version of: https://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/Our-work/Safeguarding-adults/domestic-violence.htm
Date: 15 November 2019
Domestic violence can be:
It happens across all ages, social class, race, gender, sexualities and disability. Women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence but men can be victims too.
Children and domestic violence
In 90 per cent of domestic violence incidents, children or young people are in the same or next room.
All children or young people witnessing domestic violence are being emotionally abused.
If you hear domestic violence
If you hear domestic violence taking place next door, you should report it to the Police immediately.
There are many signs of domestic violence including: verbal abuse, pressure tactics, disrespect, breaking trust, isolation, harassment, threats, sexual violence and physical violence. The abuser will often deny the abuse is happening.
Are you at high risk or serious harm?
If any of the following are happening to you, you could be at risk of serious harm we strongly encourage you to seek support and protection from the Police or another domestic violence service:
If you are in a violent relationship, what can you do?
For male victims of domestic violence
You may want to report a concern if you:
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999
If you are not sure whether it's serious, call contact the Local Authority Safeguarding Adults Team. They are best placed to decide whether it warrants further investigation.You can also use the following links for further information:
Domestic abuse in LBBD – Barking and Dagenham
Please see website: www.lbbd.gov.uk/domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence
If you're experiencing domestic abuse and need help, you can contact them by calling 020 8591 3498 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic abuse in London Borough of Redbridge
Please see website: www.redbridge.gov.uk/crime-and-public-safety/domestic-violence/
Domestic abuse in London Borough of Havering
Please see website: www.havering.gov.uk/info/20096/community/550/domestic_violence
If you are in need of emergency refuge please call the National Domestic Violence helpline; 0808 2000247
If you are a victim of sexual violence contact the East London Rape Crisis Centre for free confidential advice and support on 020 7683 1210.
LGBT victims of domestic violence can contact GALOP domestic abuse project for specialist support on 020 7704 2040.
If you want to stop being violent and abusive to your partner contact Respect on 0808 802 4040.
Women in Prison offers advice and support to women affected by the criminal justice system. Contact 0800 953 0125 for assistance.
The London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium is made up of 29 organisations working in partnership to deliver comprehensive, cost effective, high quality services to all communities across London. This innovative partnership strengthens referral pathways across organisations and identifies trends and emerging need.