Domestic abuse support available to local people

The Council is continuing to support those people who are experiencing domestic abuse during this period.

We understand that whilst families are staying at home to reduce the spread of Covid-19, many may be concerned about quarantine measures due to domestic abuse.

We're committed to supporting victims of abuse especially at this time of increased risk. Our services and the Greater Manchester Police are continuing to operate to support victims through maintaining essential services and continuing to respond to domestic abuse.

Councillor Foster, Cabinet Member for Children Family Services and Education stated: "We are adapting to the current circumstances to ensure that essential services remain available to those in need. We want to make sure that all residents know that they are not alone and that the Covid-19 measures should not prevent anyone from reaching out for support who is currently experiencing Domestic Abuse. Greater Manchester Police, Stockport Council, Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and their partners are all committed to holding those responsible to account and supporting victims at this time."

We are aware that the Covid-19 safety measures are placing a great deal of strain on all families and home circumstances, not just those experiencing domestic abuse. For example, those families with caring responsibilities who may feel unable to access the support usually in place. We would urge anyone facing caring challenges to contact their local services to make sure any available support is offered as soon as possible.

Contact Numbers

Children: Speak to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH) for immediate support and signposting to relevant services. Call:
• Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 5pm: 0161 217 6028
• Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm: 0161 217 6028
• Evening, overnight and weekends: 0161 718 2118

Adults: If you have a safeguarding concern in relation to a vulnerable adult call our Adult Social Care team:
• Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5pm: 0161 217 6029
• Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm: 0161 217 6029
• Evening, overnight and weekends: 0161 718 2118
You can also email: adultsocialcare@stockport.gov.uk

If you, a child, or anyone in your family are at immediate risk of harm, call the police urgently on 999.

For more information, visit Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse