Domestic abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. Different kinds of abuse can happen in different contexts. The most prevalent type of domestic abuse occurs in relationships.

Domestic abuse is more than physical violence. It can also include:

  • coercive control
  • economic abuse
  • online abuse
  • verbal abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse

If you feel you’re at risk of abuse, it’s important to remember that there is help and support available to you. Guidance is also available to help perpetrators change their behaviour.

Adult abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it.

  • call 999 in an emergency
  • Telephone: 0161 217 6029
  • Minicom: 0161 217 6024
  • Out of  hours: 0161 718 2118

Local services

  • Stockport Without Abuse are a local charity who offer a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse. Call them on 0161 477 4294 Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and Fridays from 9am to 4:30pm
  • if you live in Stockport and are experiencing domestic abuse or other relationship problems, then The Prevention Alliance is here to help.  Call them on 0161 474 1042 or email
  • if you need emergency housing call Stockport Homes on 0161 216 6016 from 8:30am to 5pm. If it’s out of hours call 0161 474 5555

National Services

Advice and support for children living in a home with domestic abuse

  • visit the Hideout website for information and advice to help children understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you
  • if you’re being abused or made to feel unsafe at home, call Childline on 0800 1111
  • visit the Refuge website to find out what you should do if someone at home is hurting you or another member of your family

Advice and support for perpetrators of domestic abuse

The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop 

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