Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But it isn’t just physical violencedomestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can occur in any relationship.

The Bradford Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2015 – 2020
A strategic response to ending violence against
women and girls (VAWG) and inter-personal
violence against men

Our Vision
Bradford Domestic and Sexual Violence Strategic
Board recognises the negative impact that domestic
and sexual violence has on all victims and their
families. We are committed to preventing domestic
violence and providing early interventions as well as
effective and consistent support to reduce the harm
this causes to individuals and communities; we will
promote healthy relationships and always prioritise
the safety of those adversely affected.

The Domestic Abuse briefing includes an overview of the key legislation and procedures that practitioners should follow .

There is also a list of useful services

Domestic abuse and young people

Stuck in Chains official video and track created and produced by young people from Bradford for young people everywhere.

Domestic abuse and vulnerable adults

Thanks to funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund and the work of Bradford Talking Media, West Yorkshire Police have produced a BSL video telling people what domestic violence is and how they can stay safe.

There is also an  Easy Read document .










Safeguarding Children in Bradford