Kirklees Domestic Violence Information
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can be any of the following behaviours:
Making you feel scared or intimidated, or telling you are worthless.
Pushing or hair pulling, to more serious injuries, like broken bones,
and in extreme cases can result in death.
Any non-consenting sexual acts such as rape, forcing sex or specific sexual acts, unwanted use of pornography or criticising performance.
Taking away your financial independence, e.g. not allowing you to work or monitoring how you spend your money.
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.
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:
Address: Integrated Domestic
Violence Team, 3rd Floor,
Empire House, Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DJ
Tel: 01924 431491