Domestic Abuse

Manchester Women’s Aid

For advice on how to cover your tracks on-line go to:

Telephone: 0161 660 7999

Silent Solutions Police

In an emergency call 999 for the police. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the Police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.

Telephone: 999 wait, then press 55.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Abuse

Government support for anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse:


Respect Phoneline

The Respect Phoneline is a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop. They help male and female perpetrators in heterosexual or same sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as family and friends, are welcome to get in touch for information, advice and support.

If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please contact:


Telephone: 0808 802 4040

Domestic Violence Aware Practice

If you are being hurt by someone in your family, are afraid of someone at home or are in a violent relationship you can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here, in private.

Contact Bernice O’Brien

Telephone: 07889 538942

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Manchester Womens Aid

Manchester Women’s Aid is an independent charity providing a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. We aim to provide excellence in all our services, placing women and children who use our refuge and community based services at the heart of the organisation.

Telephone: 0161 660 7999


Victim Support

If you’ve been affected by domestic and/or sexual violence call your local victim care team in Manchester. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Telephone: 0330 303 0162 or 0161 200 1950


Domestic Abuse Aware Practice

The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is 87.

Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.

Please contact your GP or the Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.

IRIS Office: 0161 820 8416. Lines are open 09:00 – 16:30

In an emergency call the Police on 999.

National DA Helpline

This is a 24 hour National domestic abuse helpline.

Telephone: 0800 2000 247 


Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know. Available in four languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish.


Other Resources

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline0161 636 7525 

Manchester Women’s Aid0161 660 7999 

LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline0300 999 5428 

Saheli Asian Women’s Project0161 945 4187 

Community Helpline Language Service (Urdu and Punjabi) – 0161 636 7525 

Greater Manchester End The Fear –

Manchester Social Care (for adults and children)0161 234 5001 

SafeLives (a UK-wide charity has further advice and support on COVID 19 and domestic abuse) – 

Surviving Economic Abuse share information on abuse and economic resources. There is a page specific to COVID 19 Outbreak at www.survivingeconomicabuse/resources .

Talk Listen Change

Talk Listen Change (TLC) are the local provider of perpetrator behaviour change programmes in Manchester.

Telephone: 0161 872 1100



Help & Support Manchester - Domestic Abuse

Find information and links to useful websites and services offering support on domestic abuse.


Freedom Charity - Forced Marriage unit

Forced Marriage is a crime.

If you are affected by the issues of Forced Marriage, or you know someone that is, the Freedom Charity can help.

Forced Marriage

Telephone: 0207 008 0151


Freedom Charity

Telephone: 0845 607 0133


Respect Phoneline

Are you worried about your behaviour towards your partner? Have you been violent or abusive?

For information and advice to help you stop call the Respect Phoneline:

Telephone: 0808 802 4040