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DOMESTIC ABUSE

USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS

KOOTH

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people https://kooth.com/

THE WHAT? CENTRE

The What? Centre is a Young Person’s Advice and Counselling Service, on a wide range on issues, that has bases in  Stourbridge and Dudley. The organisation also specialises in supporting LGBTQ young people and holds weekly LGBTQ+ groups for 13-18’s and another group for 18-25’s www.thewhatcentre.co.uk  

REPORTING

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE: Call 999 in an emergency.  For all other matters please visit WMPolice Online https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/

DUDLEY SPOC

Single point of contact for Dudley domestic abuse services 01384 455411

BLACK COUNTRY WOMENS AID

Offering a range of services in Dudley supporting people who are being abused, have been abused, or have other specific needs: https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/locations/dudley/  (Contact 01384 455 411)

 

CHADD - NEW BEGINNINGS

New Beginnings offer a wide range of support, projects and services to help those who are suffering domestic abuse: https://www.chadd.org.uk/new-beginnings/

http://www.mankind.org.uk/

www.thehideout.org.uk

www.disrespectnobody.co.uk

http://www.deardudley.co.uk/relationships/

NCDV

Providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court: https://www.ncdv.org.uk/

 

SAFE LIVES

A UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. They combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives: http://www.safelives.org.uk/

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

DIRECTORY OF SERVICES RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE

This document provides details of services for sexual abuse and domestic abuse in Dudley borough.

SAFE LIVES RISK ASSESSMENTS (DASH RISK CHECKLIST)

The Dash risk checklist can be used for all intimate partner relationships, including LGBT relationships, as well as for ’honour’-based violence and family violence. It is primarily intended for professionals – both specialist domestic violence workers, such as Idvas, and other professionals working for mainstream services. It aims to provide a uniform understanding of risk across professions. http://www.safelives.org.uk/practice-support/resources-identifying-risk-victims-face

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL MARAC GUIDANCE DOCUMENT 2019

This guidance document is relevant to staff and colleagues of all levels, Police and Non-Police, and anyone who is involved with, or may become involved with the MARAC process.

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL MARAC REFERRAL FORM 2019

This referral form is relevant to staff and colleagues of all levels, Police and Non-Police, and anyone who is involved with, or may become involved with the MARAC process.

DUDLEY'S DOMESTIC ABUSE STRATEGY 

INDEPENDENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISOR (IDVA'S)

IDVAs specialise in supporting those who are at high risk from domestic abuse. The aim is to provide intensive support to increase safety and advise on the options available. IDVAs work with individuals to empower them and also work on the survivors behalf as advocates with organisations such as the police, CPS, the courts, probation and other agencies..

WEST MIDLANDS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE STANDARDS

Groups from across the public and voluntary sector in the West Midlands have come together to launch the country’s first set of standards for domestic violence and abuse services. The standards set out for the first time levels of service and support that victims from across the West Midlands should receive and can expect.

BLACK COUNTRY SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICE

This information sheet provides you with key information for the Black Country Sexual Violence Service. 

WEST MIDLANDS RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE STANDARDS

Groups from across the public and voluntary sector in the West Midlands have come together to launch this set of standards for rape and sexual violence services. The standards set out levels of service and support that victims from across the West Midlands should receive and can expect.

YOUNG PEOPLE IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS - PATHWAY

Research shows that young people in their own abusive relationships often experience a much higher severity of abuse than adult victims. Dudley has identified a specific pathway to ensure young people in abusive relationships can access the support they require.

DOMESTIC ABUSE - NO EXCUSE LEAFLET

DOMESTIC ABUSE - EASY READ

COMMUNITY CHAMPION VOLUNTEERING PROJECT

The Dudley Community Champion Project was established in March 2015. The project aimed to raise awareness in the community about domestic violence and abuse, engage with the community about their experiences and involve them in service delivery and development.