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Domestic abuse is not only about violent behaviour, it includes coercive and controlling behaviour, such as threatening and bullying between anyone in a relationship. It may be physical, emotional, sexual, psychological or financial abuse.

No one should suffer domestic abuse.  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse seek help. 

If it is an emergency and you or someone is in immediate danger please dial 999.

We take domestic violence and abuse seriously and are working with a number of partners to improve the services and support available to victims and children.   

Children

Children are very much the silent victims of domestic violence and can be affected in serious and long lasting ways. These may include; feeling frightened, becoming withdrawn, behavioural difficulties and problems at school.  The longer children are exposed to violence the more severe the effects are.

  • Children see or hear more than adults think, and they will often blame themselves.
  • Domestic violence can also teach children that violence is a way to resolve conflict.

Domestic Abuse and Violence Strategy

The Interim Domestic Abuse and Violence Strategy sets out the strategic direction for addressing domestic abuse and violence within Dudley through partnership working.  It also outlines service provision to support victims and outlines criminal justice sanctions to tackle perpetrators.