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)
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional

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

  • Call 999
  • Call Stockport Homes 0161 217 6016
  • Walk-in to Cornerstones ask for Duty Domestic Abuse Case Officer

Support agencies

See details of support agencies you can contact below:

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Stockport Without Abuse

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.

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OWLS is a support group for women that have or are going through Domestic Abuse.

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Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

The Orange Umbrella Project

The Orange Umbrella Project

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.