Sheffield’s Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy 2014-17 is now available to download from this site. Click here.
Welcome to Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team
Access support for domestic abuse now
Call the helpline on 0808 808 2241 (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm) or see the Get Help section.
In an emergency call 999.
For out of hours housing support call 0800 7311 689. For children and families services call 0114 273 4855
The new organisation “Sheffield Area Refuge & Support” (SARAS) brings together the refuge service provision previously offered by Ashiana, Haven House and Sheffield Women’s Aid and is affiliated to the Women’s Aid Federation of England.
On 16th June 2014 new legislation becomes effective under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to make forcing someone to marry a criminal offence.
A person who is found guilty of the offence is liable to a fine or imprisonment of 7 years.
It will also be an offence to use deception in order to entice someone abroad so that they can be married against their will. The act will also give protection to those lacking mental capacity to make an informed decision about whether to marry or not.