Stockport Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy

The Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy is a new statement of Stockport’s approach to improving outcomes for adults, families and children and young people who experience domestic abuse.

The strategy sets out the priorities established by the comprehensive ‘Review of Domestic Abuse Services’ carried out in 2013 and is guided by the best available evidence about the long term effectiveness of interventions.

Domestic violence or abuse can include:

  • Physical violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Mental cruelty
  • Financial abuse

Violence/Abuse can be perpetrated by a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, ex-partner, father, mother, son or daughter who lives with you or lives elsewhere, this applies equally to single sex relationships.

No one should have to put up with any kind of violence or abuse. 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 Prevention Strategy

For more information, read the Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2015-2016

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Everyone has the right to personal safety.

If you or someone you know are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, there is a range of organisations that can help.

  • Police Emergency — 999
  • Police Minicom Text Phone — 18000
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline — 0808 2000 247 (open 24 hours & free-phone)
  • Stockport Without Abuse — 0161 477 4271
  • Stockport Victim Support & Witness Service — 0161 477 9597
  • Stockport Police Domestic Abuse Unit — 0161 856 7974
  • Age UK — 0161 480 1211