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This page contains details about Domestic Violence and Abuse and where you can go for more information if you are concerned about a friend, relative or you are a victim.
Domestic Violence affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime.
In 90 per cent of all domestic violence incidents involving families, the children are present in the same or next room.
One third of children witnessing violence try to protect their parent and are often physically injured or abused either directly or indirectly when trying to protect a parent.
The list below can help you recognise if you or someone you know, are in a abusive relationship.
- Blaming: Put all the blame on you - saying that you caused the violent behaviour.
- Threats: Making angry gestures or intimidating you with weapons, shouting at you, punching walls, breaking crockery, threatening to cause harm to you or the children or themselves if they don't get their own way. Threats to kill.
- Harassment: Constantly checking your movement, and accounting for your time, opening your mail and overhearing phone conversations, embarrassing you in public.
- Physical violence: Pushing, kicking, biting, slapping, making you have a tattoo, pulling hair, slapping or strangling.
- Isolation: Not letting you see your friends or family members, expecting you to stay indoors most of the time.
- Sexual violence: Forcing you to carryout sexual acts against your will, using force or intimidation to have sex with you.
- Financial abuse: Withhold money for basic essential item, ask for accounts of small change.
- Criticising: Constantly criticising putting you down in front of others, criticising your appearance, your cooking, your parenting skills.
- National 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline:
- Bury Public Protection Investigation Unit:
Telephone: 0161-856-8064 (Monday to Friday 8am-4pm).
- Emergency Accommodation - Bury Council Homelessness Service:
Telephone: 0161-253-55378 / 0161-253-6606 (out of office hours).
In an emergency phone 999.
- St Mary's Hospital Sexual Assault Centre (24hrs):
Telephone: 0161-276-6515, counselling and medical help for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.
- Social Services Duty Team:
Telephone: 0161-253-6606 (out of hours).
- Accident & Emergency Unit, Fairfield Hospital:
In the downloads box you can also find information about how to help and support individuals and young people reporting domestic violence. These flowcharts have been created by the Community Safety Team in conjunction with partners from across Team Bury.
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