Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse has a major impact on children, young people, adults and communities in Kirklees. Children are present in a third of local domestic abuse incidents and girls aged between 16 and 19 years are increasingly at risk. Domestic abuse affects people from all communities and backgrounds and victims are often affected by other complex issues such as poverty, mental ill health, alcohol and drug misuse and poor parenting.

Domestic abuse is a priority for Safer Kirklees and has been identified as a key theme in the Safer Kirklees Partnership Plan. Local partners have adopted an integrated approach to implementing strategies to address domestic abuse and linked areas of work around forced marriage, child sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Please see the below for more information

Domestic Abuse Services available:

Useful Links:

Domestic Abuse Training

Please find details below of forthcoming Domestic Abuse Training dates which can be booked by both council staff and external partners. This is pitched at Level 2 with a focus on the issues affecting adults.

Places can be reserved either via MiPod (for council employees) or by completing and returning the booking form to Learning.Matters@kirklees.gov.uk

Domestic Abuse Training - Level 2

27/06/2017

Civic Centre 1

09:30

12:30

Domestic Abuse Training - Level 2

19/09/2017

Civic Centre 1

09:30

12:30

Domestic Abuse Training - Level 2

04/12/2017

Civic Centre 1

09:30

12:30

Domestic Abuse Training - Level 2

20/03/2018

Civic Centre 1

09:30

12:30

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child in Kirklees is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child's well-being you should call and speak to someone at one of the following numbers:

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01484 456 848

Kirklees Emergency Duty Service: 01484 414 933 (outside office hours)

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000

NSPCC Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC test: 88858 (free service)

NSPCC Online Form

 

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