USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS
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
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE: Call 999 in an emergency. For all other matters please visit WMPolice Online
DUDLEY SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT (SPOC): CALL 01384 455411
The SPOC is a single point of contact for Dudley victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, including Forced Marriage and ‘Honour’ Based Abuse
The number gives those who need help a direct line to a range of support services offered by specialist providers including refuge accommodation or additional home security.
The number is also be open to victim's families and professionals and helps people get to the right service as easily as possible as and when support is needed.
The single point of access works in line with Safelives Standards and West Midlands Domestic Violence and Abuse Standards
DIRECTORY OF SERVICES RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE
This document provides details of specialist services for domestic abuse and sexual abuse in Dudley borough.
It can be used if you know what type of support you or another individual require, however, we recommend that you
call the SPOC (above) to ensure that you receive the most appropriate specialist service.
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/
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:
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
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