Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Information on Domestic Violence and Abuse Services in Broxtowe.

Broxtowe Says NO to Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse isn't just physical. It's about someone you know trying to control your life. This could be a partner, ex-partner, or someone in the family. It can be financial, psychological, emotional or sexual.  Living with it can affect long term wellbeing and self-esteem and if children are living in the same house, they will be affected too.

Anyone can be abused, regardless of their social background, age, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. In issues of Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation, the abuser(s) seek to justify what they are doing for reasons of family honour, culture or traditions.

Read our guide to recognising and responding to abuse (.pdf) (668KB) (Opens in a New Window) to learn more about domestic violence, the signs of abuse and about local services that can help you and your family.

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Domestic Abuse Services in Broxtowe

1 in 4 women are affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime and each week at least 2 women are killed by their partner or ex-partner. 

Don’t suffer in silence – there are services and support available to women, men and families affected by Domestic Abuse.

If you are ever in immediate danger, please call the police on 999.

List of Domestic Abuse Services in Broxtowe
Service Description Phone Number Website

Juno Women's Aid (Formerly WAIS)

One-stop shop for all women and children affected by Domestic Abuse 

0808 800 0340

Visit Juno Women's Aid's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP)

Support and advice service for women and their families living in the borough of Broxtowe

01773 719 111

Visit BWP's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Midland Women’s Aid 

Refuge, advice and support services for women experiencing or affected by Domestic Abuse

0300 302 0035

Visit Midland Women's Aid Website (Opens in a New Window)

Men’s Advice Line and Enquiries

Information, support and advice to men experiencing Domestic Abuse

0808 801 0327

Visit Men's Advice Line Website (Opens in a New Window)

Equation

Information, support and advice to men experiencing Domestic Abuse

0115 960 5556

 Visit Equation's Website (Opens in a New Window)

National Women's Aid

Freephone helpline for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues, and others calling on their behalf.

0808 200 0247

Visit National Women's Aid Website (Opens in a New Window)

Galop - National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse

Provide emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse

0800 999 5428

Visit Galop's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Childline

 Information, support and advice for children experiencing abuse

0900 1111

Visit Childline's Website (Opens in a New Window)

National sources of help and advice with domestic abuse and signposting

  • If you are experiencing violence or abuse in a same-sex relationship you can call Broken Rainbow on 0300 999 5428 (National Helpline)

  • Forced Marriage Unit - Phone +44 (0) 20 7008 0151

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Housing Options and Homelessness

If you feel you are at risk of harm there are alternatives you could explore such as the Sanctuary Scheme, which can carry out safety works in your home such as changing locks, fireproof letterboxes and panic rooms. Call Broxtowe Council’s Housing Options Team on 0115 917 7777 for further information.

If however, you think you need leave your home, try to arrange temporary housing from the council before you leave. Not everyone leaving home due to violence is entitled to emergency accommodation. If you are a woman leaving domestic abuse, try to find a place in a women's refuge. WAIS can help you with this. Take some essentials with you such as a change of clothes, toiletries and any medication you need to take regularly. Try to bring important items such as your passport, bank and credit cards and mobile phone.

Do not make a decision to give up your home permanently until you have spoken to an adviser and considered all your options.

You can apply to our Housing Options Team as a homeless person if you cannot stay in your home. The council has to give you advice about finding somewhere to live. Some people are entitled to emergency accommodation. If the council has a duty to find you somewhere to live, you will be asked to provide details of your situation. You may be asked for supporting evidence, which could include details and dates of incidents. You can take a friend or an adviser with you for support.

The Housing Options service confirms whatever you discuss with the service will always remain completely confidential.

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Make A Stand: Our homes, our people, our problem.

Make A Stand

The Council has signed the Chartered Institute of Housing’s pledge to “Make a Stand” and commit to supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.

The Make a Stand pledge focuses on 4 key areas:

  1. Put in place and embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse
  2. Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website and in other appropriate places so that they are easily accessible for residents and staff
  3. Put in place a HR policy, or amend an existing policy, to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse
  4. Appoint a champion at a senior level in our organisation to own the activity we are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse

Visit the Make A Stand website. (Opens in a New Window)

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Certificate awarding Broxtowe Borough Council White Ribbon Status

White Ribbon Campaign

The Council is a White Ribbon Accredited local authority, working to end male violence against women. We're helping to promote the message that men must never excuse, commit or remain silent about male violence against women.

At Broxtowe, we have developed an action plan which includes working with local groups, employees, Elected Members and partnership organisations to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse and the White Ribbon Campaign. 

Visit the White Ribbon website. (Opens in a New Window)

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Contact
Nottinghamshire Police
tel: 101
Housing Options
tel: 0115 917 7777