Domestic Abuse and Violence

Domestic Abuse and Violence

Domestic abuse and violence has a devastating effect on victims, their children, their families and the wider community. It is a crime and it is unacceptable at any level. It involves patterns of coercive, controlling or threatening behaviour and can involve physical, psychological, financial, emotional and sexual abuse.

Are you afraid of someone you know or live with?

No one should have to put up with any kind of violence or abuse. Everyone has the right to personal safety - so if you are worried then ask for help. If it has happened once it is likely to happen again. Even if it has been happening for years it is never too late to seek help. (RBSCB)

Useful Contacts and Links:

Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0161 636 7525

24 hr helpline: 0800 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line: 0800 801 0327

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board: Domestic Abuse and Violence

Greater Manchester Against Abuse: End the Fear


Female Genital Mutilation

FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation. It is also known as Female Genital Cutting, Female Circumcision and ‘Sunna’.

FGM is defined as “all procedures which include the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

FGM is a form of child abuse and it is illegal in the UK.

It is also illegal to send or take a child to another country to have any FGM procedure performed.

What you can do

If you are worried about a child or young person who is at risk of FGM or has had FGM, you must share this information.

Please download the FGM Information Factsheet here



Useful Contacts:                                

Concerned about a child?  Please call 0300 303 0440  

Concerned about an adult?  Please call 0300 303 8886   

If you believe that someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 or 101

24 hour. free and anonymous NSPCC Helpline: 0800 0283550

New Step for African Community (NESTAC) holds SOS Drop-in clinics at Kirkholt Medical Practice in Rochdale on Thursday between 11am - 2pm