A confidential, sympathetic, non–judgemental listening service, the helpline – 0808 801 0500 – is operated by trained Jewish women from 9.30am – 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Outside of these hours calls are recorded, monitored and responded to.
20 December 2011: More than 100 domestic abusers have been barred from their partners’ homes in Greater Manchester. The use of Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPO), which force offenders to leave residences and stay away from victims, began in the area in July. The orders are being tested by the Greater Manchester, Wiltshire and West … Continue reading “Domestic Violence Protection Orders let victims ‘escape’”
The region’s chief prosecutor has ordered that cases should be prepared against suspects using evidence from other witnesses. They could include neighbours or children – as well as photographs of injuries taken by police and even transcripts of 999 calls. It is part of a crackdown on attacks on people in the home ahead of … Continue reading “Domestic violence suspects to face court even if victim scared to give evidence”
Victim Support provide a service for people affected by crime. It provides a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. Greater Manchester Victim Support: 0161 200 1950/ Supportline: 0808 168 9111. Opening times Monday-Friday 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-5pm
Shake-Up Of Domestic Violence Laws Planned – December 2011 Ministers are planning a shake-up of domestic violence laws that could see “controlling” partners face criminal charges. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to launch a new consultation within days aimed at bringing in a legal definition of what constitutes abuse against a spouse or partner. … Continue reading “Shake-Up Of Domestic Violence Laws Planned”
101 is the new police non-emergency telephone number It is part of a national programme to make it easier for you to contact police in a non-emergency where you don’t require an immediate police response. For instance: reporting a crime that has already happened, getting crime prevention advice, giving police information about crime in your area, … Continue reading “Police new non-emergency number 101”