What support is available?
In Sandwell there is lots of support available for you if you are suffering domestic abuse or if you are worried about someone who is.
In an emergency
In an emergency always phone the police on 999.
Use the 101 number to call the police if it's not an emergency.
Support in Sandwell
Black Country Women's Aid provides a range of services and support to men and women experiencing domestic abuse. You can call them 24 hours a day on 0121 552 6448.
They provide a full range of services including access to emergency accommodation, access to legal advice, court support, counselling, rape and sexual violence services.
For advice on housing including ways to keep safe in your home, re-housing or obtaining a place in a refuge you can call our Housing Options service on 021 368 1166.
For help to find emergency accommodation outside normal office hours call 0121 569 6883 or visit the housing section of this website.
West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police take all report of domestic abuse very seriously.
Remember - in an emergency call the police by dialling 999 or in a non-emergency dial 101.
Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law)
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (also known as Clare's Law) aims to give individuals the opportunity to make enquires about their partner if they are worried they may have been abusive in the past. For more details including how to make a request please visit the West Midlands Police website.
Domestic Violence Protection Notice and Orders (DVPN/DVPO’s)
DVPN’ and DVPO’s are orders which enable the police and magistrates additional powers to protect a victim from further harm in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident. For more details of DVPN’s and DVPO’s can be found on the West Midlands Police website.