Domestic Violence and Abuse
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know.
Silent Solutions Police
In an emergency call 999 for the police. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.
Silent Call Police: 999, wait, then 55
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is Oldham’s first point of contact for:
- Safeguarding referrals to protect children, young people or adults from harm, abuse or neglect; and
- Care and support services which help individuals or families to meet their long-term needs, access the Early Help Service and mental health support, prevent or delay needs becoming more serious, lead independent lives and reduce dependence on public services.
Website: Gov.uk: Oldham Safeguarding
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline:
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Their team has decades of experience in supporting LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.
Their confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK as well as their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues and employers. They provide an information, support and signposting service to men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife, partner (including same-sex partner) or husband.
Cover Your Tracks Online
If you are worried that someone may find out which websites you have visited, there are ways to cover your tracks online.
Saheli Asian Women’s Project
A specialist service in Manchester, dedicated to serving the particular needs that Asian women and their families face. Thousands of women over the years have had a chance to leave abusive situations and secure a better future for them and their families.
Telephone: 0161 945 4187
Are You About to Hurt Someone?
If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please contact The Respect Phoneline. They are a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop.
Telephone: 0808 802 4040
They want to make sure that children and young people that are in Tameside are protected from abuse, neglect and feel safe and cared for.
St Mary's Centre
Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling and aftercare service to men, women and children living in the Greater Manchester area who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the past. They also offer immediate crisis support and a forensic service to Cheshire.
Their goal is to end Honour Based Abuse in the UK. They run a national helpline, offer training to professionals, gather data to inform policies and services, and campaign for change.
Respect, Men's Advice Line
The Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
Talk it over.
End The Fear
Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here. They also provide support to people who know someone who may be being abused. They want to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence in Greater Manchester to find the courage to come forward and seek support and help.
Telephone: 0161 636 7525