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Domestic Abuse


If you, or someone you know, is affected by domestic abuse, help is available. Support is avaiable and you can find contact details for local, national and regional domestic abuse services.

The Home Office define domestic abuse as:

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can include, but is not limited to the following types of abuse:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional
  • honour based violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • forced marriage

Information for professionals

Those working with male victims of domestic abuse guidelines have been developed to:

  • Raise practitioners’ awareness of male victims of domestic abuse and violence;
  • Raise awareness of the services that are available in every district of Staffordshire to support male victims of domestic abuse;
  • Provide practitioners with the information they need to respond safely and appropriately to male service users following a disclosure of domestic abuse; and
  • Highlight sources of support and guidance (for both the service user and the practitioner).

PDF Document Working with male victims of domestic abuse in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent – best practice guidelines (686 KB) 

If you would like further information regarding these guidelines or have any feedback please contact charlotte.almond@staffordshirewomensaid.org

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