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Published: Monday, 08th November 2021

We're adopting a new strategy to tackle domestic violence across our borough - and we want to hear your views.

We're adopting a new strategy to tackle domestic violence across our borough - and we want to hear your views.

Written in collaboration with partners including Greater Manchester Police, health and housing services, and community groups, the three-year domestic violence strategy pledges to invest in, increase and improve our support offer for victims and survivors so they can move on with the lives they want to lead, free from abuse. 

Increases in the most serious domestic incidents, including those affecting children have been seen both nationally and locally since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. For many the pandemic has brought extra tension and pressure – either through lockdowns and enforced isolation or through changes to finances. 

Cllr Amanda Chadderton, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We will not tolerate domestic abuse in any form. In response to the rising number of domestic abuse cases, this strategy is an agreement of what more we can do both as public services and as a community, to make things better and to support victims and survivors of domestic.  

“It’s important that we get as much feedback as possible on the strategy as we need to make sure that our plans consider the needs of all our communities.  

“We also want to encourage people to ask for help and report abuse at the earliest opportunity before it escalates and causes more harm.” 

The council has been working with those who have experienced abuse to drive culture change and ensure all communities are fully able access the support they need. Now they want to hear from local people, community groups and anyone who has an interest in stopping domestic violence, about the draft strategy. To have your say, fill in the short online questionnaire by 6 December, 5pm. 

Oldham already provides a range of support services, including a team of specialist independent domestic violence advisors who offer emotional and practical support to victims and survivors and is now working with colleges, primary and secondary schools to deliver lessons on healthy relationships, consent and boundaries, and developing projects to support the needs of older adults.  

The council is also working towards achieving the White Ribbon accreditation. 

If you need domestic abuse support, call Greater Manchester domestic abuse helpline on 0161 636 7525, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.  

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. If you can’t speak, press 55 when prompted, and your call will be transferred to the police.  

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