Same Sex Domestic Abuse
Same Sex Domestic Abuse
Our experience of domestic abuse homicides involving same sex partners indicates that where it appeared that there was a history of domestic abuse, no reports were made to the police.
This is why the police have teamed up with Yorkshire Mesmac - the sexual health project, the Gay Police Association and Stonewall - the diversity champion to raise awareness.
The reasons for under reporting may include a fear of not being believed and that it will be dismissed by the police. It also appears that victims, particularly men are reluctant to admit that they are being abused as they are embarrassed.
Help is out there for victims and offenders and we are aiming to bring down some of the barriers some victims may see.
Who can help?
Reporting to West Yorkshire Police
You should report any incidents of domestic abuse to the police by calling 101
In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a danger to life, always dial 999
We have specially trained officers who can provide support and practical assistance to those who suffer domestic abuse, for example in making your home safer. They are located in our 5 local district Safeguarding Units. We work in partnership with a wide variety of statutory and voluntary groups who can also provide help and support and with your permission we will put them in touch with you.
If you need to contact the police in an emergency but aren’t able to speak to the operator, click here for information about silent 999 calls.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can visit a ‘safe space’ where someone can provide you with information and support. Click here for more information and to find your nearest Safe Space.
24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247 / National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Local Council Contacts
- Bradford - Bradford Council
- Calderdale - Domestic Violence Support Team
- Kirklees - Kirklees Council
- Leeds - Leeds Council
- Wakefield - Wakefield Council
- Victim Support - Victim Support West Yorkshire
- Yorkshire Mesmac
- Galop - National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428 / [email protected]
- Men Standing Up Support Group
0300 303 0167
www.bradfordcyrenians.org.uk/men-standing-up / email : [email protected]
- Men Reaching Out
A service for male victims of Domestic Abuse in Bradford
(Part of the BEAP Community Partnership)
Page last reviewed July 2021