The Not in My Home online reporting project is now available in Cumbria and Staffordshire Moorlands.
Please select from the following through which area you wish to report to:Connect me to Cumbria Connect me to
IMPORTANT - if you have been the victim of a violent attack and are injured, please seek medical attention, and call the 999 emergency service.
IMPORTANT - we endeavour to act on all information received within 24 hours or in accordance with your wishes as specified in the report.
www.NotinMyHome.co.uk is an initiative that is project managed by Project ASIA, Derwent and Solway Housing Association and Moorlands Housing Association, part of Your Housing Group.
Physical, sexual (violence), psychological or financial (torment) that takes place within an intimate or family-type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. This can include forced marriage and so-called 'honour crimes'. (Women's Aid)
Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.
For more information we suggest this link: www.domesticviolence.co.uk
How common is domestic abuse / violence
How do I report domestic violence or abuse online or by text through this site?
This site allows you to report domestic violence or abuse online direct to the Police, and also using a text service. The text reports also go direct to the Police. If you use the text service, the Police will use an independent advocacy service who will endeavour to make contact with you to discuss support and offer advice.
Are the reports confidential?
Absolutely, confidentiality is key to this process. All information you provide is covered by the data protection act, and is only available to the Police and the approved third party support service. No one else is privy to the information. The system is secure.
What happens when I send a report online about domestic abuse or violence?
Just fill in the online form. You have a choice to indicate how you want it to be dealt with. When you press send, the system will generate a random ID number. This means you get a copy of the number (that looks like a telephone number) which you can store safely, and the Police get the ID number. This means, that should you not give your personal details, at some point in the future, both you and the Police can track and prove that you sent the report in if you come forward.
You can use the system as many times as you like, for instance, if you are a victim of more than one attack, or are aware of multiple incidents.
What happens when I use the text service to report domestic abuse/violence?
The text report goes direct to the Police, who then refers it direct to the third party support service. They will then endeavour to contact you at an agreed time to offer the support you need, confidentially. If the report is serious, they will also begin to work with you on how to free you of the circumstances you are in, and if you are confident enough with the support over time, prosecute the person who is abusing you. More information on how to use the text service is on the text page of this site.
Who else can use the domestic abuse/violence reporting system?
It is not just victims that can report. The Police want to hear from anyone who knows there is someone in danger. That can be a family member, a friend, or a professional who knows what is going on but feels unable to do something.
Remember, victims can suffer abuse up to 40 or more times, or even a lifetime of abuse and not come forward.
It is up to each and every one of us to deal with this issue and stop it happening. It is unlawful, and cruel, and victims should not suffer in silence.