Domestic Abuse

In an emergency call the police on 999

Domestic abuse is defined as violence or abuse that occurs between current or former partners in a family or close relationship. It can take the form of physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse and can also affect any children living in the household.

We can offer you support, so please contact us on 0330 100 0272. We will arrange a private, confidential interview at a location of your choice within one working day, and and will provide appropriate advice, assistance and support. We may seek your permission to contact other agencies such as the police.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s business.

It is about protecting both children and vulnerable adults from harm or abuse. Adults in need of safeguarding are generally elderly and frail, have a physical disability or have mental health or learning difficulties.

We are committed to protecting our residents from harm or abuse, and if we are made aware of this occurring we will pass the information to the relevant agency to investigate. If you are concerned about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult please call the Police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.

Hate Crime

We work with Stop Hate UK – the leading hate crime awareness charity – to give independent support and advice to anyone who has been affected.

Hate crimes are acts of violence motivated by hostility or prejudice based on someone’s disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation.

You can speak to Stop Hate for advice on their secure, anonymous, confidential and free helpline by calling 0800 138 1625. All calls are recorded and logged, and with your consent the information will be passed onto the Hate Crime Unit at Bedfordshire Police.

The service is also available in languages other than English.

Useful contacts

Stop Hate UK, free and confidential helpline – 0800 138 1625

Stop Hate UK website

Domestic Violence 24 hour free helpline – 0808 2000 247

Bedfordshire Domestic & Sexual Abuse Partnership website

The website can be accessed from mobile phones and tablets, and for the safety of users there is a feature called ‘Hide my Visit’.

Report domestic abuse – gov.uk website