DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Kirklees Domestic Violence Information 

 

 

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can be any of the following behaviours:

  • Psychological abuse
    Making you feel scared or intimidated, or telling you are worthless.

  • Physical abuse
    Pushing or hair pulling, to more serious injuries, like broken bones,

    and in extreme cases can result in death.

  • Sexual abuse
    Any non-consenting sexual acts such as rape, forcing sex or specific sexual acts, unwanted use of pornography or criticising performance.

  • Financial abuse 
    Taking away your financial independence, e.g. not allowing you to work or monitoring how you spend your money.

  • Emotional abuse
    Attacking your personality, shouting, name calling and threats.

  • Cultural based abuse 
    Forced marriage or 'honour based violence'. This is when you are punished for undermining a code of behaviour in your family community.

  • Threats and intimidation 
    Threatening to harm you or your children, family or friends. Or threatening to make reports which would jeopardise child custody, immigration or legal safety.

  • Property destruction
    Destroying sentimental objects, breaking furniture or windows, damaging clothes.

     

If you are encountering any of the above behaviours, do not hesitate, feel free to contact the Kirklees domestic violence team who offer unlimited support on:

  • Counselling

  • Legal advice

  • Victims support

  • Refuge accommodation

     

Contact:

Address: Integrated Domestic

Violence Team, 3rd Floor,

Empire House, Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DJ

Email: domesticviolence@kirklees.gov.uk


Tel: 01924 431491