Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse this includes people
communities of Cheshire with 1 in 4 people in this community
experiencing domestic violence.
Information tells us that often people from these communities
feel isolated or lack the confidence to come forward. Sometimes
there is a little understanding about domestic abuse because there
hasn’t been much information or discussion in the
the issue. They can feel isolated from support groups that are seen
as just supporting heterosexual women.
Male victims in same sex relationships are particularly
vulnerable they often fail to recognise their experience as
domestic abuse if it does happen to them or know how to respond.
There is a fear of not being believed, ‘outing’ themselves to
services and a belief that services may not have the knowledge or
resources to work with
Domestic abuse is a crime.
There is no honour in committing the crime.
There is no shame in reporting the crime.
Report domestic abuse
Report domestic abuse to Cheshire Police on 999
if an emergency or 101 if you do not require
immediate police attendance.
Advice and support
Advice is available from the National Domestic Violence
Helpline - a 24-hour free phone advisory service on
0808 2000 247.
Help and advice is available from Broken
Rainbow between 9am and 1pm and
2pm to 5pm on weekdays by calling 020 8539