What is Domestic Abuse?
Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or ‘personally connected’ or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:
- Psychological (including young people witnessing abuse)
Domestic Abuse can also manifest as non-physical by way of:
- Controlling behaviour is: a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.
- Coercive behaviour is: an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.
Reporting a Domestic Abuse incident
At Stockport Homes, your safety and trust is a priority, for any customer who is experiencing Domestic Abuse, you can seek support from our Domestic Abuse Case Officer or any member of the anti-social behaviour team
Stockport Homes will complete an initial safety action plan and will complete (if not reported to GMP) a DASH Assessment (Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment Risk) with you and discuss the various options available and assess your level risk or harm, these option are;
- target hardening measures to remain safe in your property,
- discuss application of non-molestation order (Family Law Injunction) whereby we will act as McKenzie Friend to support you through this process,
- Work with key professional agencies and attend professionals meetings to coordinate action plans for support and reduce risk of harm,
- Refer to positive support agencies,
- Work with our Housing Options Team or your Neighbourhood Officer,
If you or anyone you know is experiencing Domestic Abuse and wish to seek advice or guidance about what to do next, please contact Stockport Homes or contact the Police, all information is strictly confidential and is only shared with your permission with relevant organisations.
- Call 999
- Call Stockport Homes 0161 217 6016
- Walk-in to Cornerstones ask for Duty Domestic Abuse Case Officer
See details of support agencies you can contact below:
Stockport Without Abuse is a local charity which offers a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse.
Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.
The Orange Umbrella Project is a community-based, volunteer-led project dedicated to raising awareness and signposting support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence.