Domestic Abuse is a major issue at this time of Lock Down. Today we have been hearing from Police forces who have been stating that they have already intervened in hundrerd of cases. I want residents to know that there is help out there if you find yourself in this situation.
Councillor Phil Bateman said “I am aware that some people are concerned about friends, family and neighbours who might be suffering domestic abuse – whether that is violence, being threatened or someone controlling their behaviour.
Victims of domestic abuse may well feel there is nowhere to turn to for help and nowhere to go right now if they want to leave an abusive relationship.
West Midlands Police are an organisation that you can turn too. I know that they have been talking to their partners, and a range of charities that support domestic abuse victims and our local council. Their message is that refuges are still open and accommodation, advice and support is still available for people who need help.I work closely with the Police so you can seek help from these organisations.”
West Midlands Police and the City of Wolverhampton have a list of organisations ready to help people in Wolverhampton -They are
The Haven Wolverhampton
08000 194 400
St Georges Hub for support for male victims 01902 421904
Wolverhampton Council Housing
Housing Options – Homeless Services 01902 554747 Homelessness
Adult Social Care
Children’s Social Care
A full list of regional charities can be found on our website: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/domestic-abuse
We also know that children often suffer in households where there is domestic abuse. If you are concerned about a child, you can get advice, Live Chat our staff and report abuse to us using this link – https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/child-abuse
Alternatively you can talk to the NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
If someone is in immediate danger and their life is threatened, they should dial 999 and we will get officers to them as soon as possible. If they cannot talk they can make a silent 999 call by typing 55 after the call is answered.
Domestic abuse can be reported to us using our website https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/. It’s easy to use and could be safer than calling.
Anyone can webchat our staff easily via the website for help and advice without having to talk to someone on the phone.
Together we are a community – let’s spread the message that no victim is alone.
Kind Regards The Partnerships Team