Calderdale Staying Safe Latest Drop in Sessions

Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service can be contacted  Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm on 01422 323339.  The website also contains the number for the National Domestic Violence Helpline which can be called on 0808 2000 247 for out of hours support or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

07/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 02/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 01/11/2019 and 06/12/2019

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Todwell Centre,  Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 5EZ

(3rd FRIDAY every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

21/06/2019, 19/07/2019, 16/08/2019, 20/09/2019, 18/10/2019, 15/11/2019 and 20/12/2019

Please note that the drop in sessions at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre and Innovations Children’s Centre are no longer operating. Also ‘out-of-hours’ calls should now be directed to Women’s Aid and Men’s Advice Line as above as the number on earlier flyers is not operating now.

Download the Staying Safe Outreach Venues from May 2019.

Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Drop-in Sessions for Domestic Abuse Support Services

Staying Safe Calderdale offer Drop-in Sessions at the following venues in Calderdale and offer:

  • Domestic abuse support
  • Safety advice,
  • Access to legal advice

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX
(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)
02/08/18, 16/08/18, 06/09/18, 20/09/18, 04/10/18 & 18/10/18
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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ
(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)
09/08/18, 23/08/18, 13/09/18, 27/09/18, 11/10/18 & 25/10/18
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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE
Monthly drop-in on 1st Tuesday of the month 10:00am-12:00pm

For more information and details of wider services please contact Staying Safe Calderdale on 01422 323339.

Please note: more dates will be announced shortly

National day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings

Honour-based violence incidents are acts committed to defend the supposed honour or reputation of a family and community.

This week would have been the 30th birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, who was killed by her parents when she was 17 after suffering years of “honour-based” violence and the National Day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings takes place annually on 14 July in remembrance of Shafilea.

Jasvinder Sanghera, CEO of Karma Nirvana, a charity which supports victims of honour crimes and forced marriages, said:

“We are going to be honouring the memories of the most honourable human beings where the perpetrators tried to erase them completely. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness about the issue of honour based abuse and the scale of the problem in Britain.”

If you know someone is at immediate risk call the Police on 999. For non- emergencies call West Yorkshire Police Safeguarding Unit on 01422 337041.

For advice and support contact Calderdale StayingSafe on 01422 323339 or Calderdale Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team (MAST) supports anyone concerned about a child or young person at risk. Tel. 01422 393336 or email: MAST@calderdale.gov.uk.

Karma Nirvana will listen in complete confidence and offer support. It doesn’t matter how old you are, male or female. Tel: 0800 5999247

WomenCentre to provide Calderdale Staying Safe service

WomenCentre is delighted to announce that it successfully tendered to provide Calderdale Council’s Domestic Abuse Support Services Contract. The newly contracted service starts on Friday 1 July 2016 and the service will be rebranded and publicised as ‘Calderdale Staying Safe’.

There will be one office phone number to contact the team for support for children, young people and adults: Monday to Friday / 9am to 5pm / (01422) 323339

The Calderdale Staying Safe office base will be at WomenCentre working closely with its existing Breaking the Cycle Team (funded by the Big Lottery).

Please see the team structure chart which provides information about both teams or click here to see some key aspects of the service.