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 The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) agenda at both local and national levels acknowledges the gendered nature of domestic and sexual violence in that the majority of victims are female. However, it cannot be over-emphasised that the local and national strategies recognise that there are female and male victims and perpetrators, and that strategies encompass work with women, men, girls and boys. VAWG includes the following types of violence and abuse:

Click here for the Wolverhampton Tackling Interpersonal Violence & Abuse Strategy 2019-2022

Click here for Wolverhampton's Overarching Domestic Violence Protocol and Guidance  2018

Click here for the expectations of partner agencies 

Click here for the Dash Risk Assessment and guidance 

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference - (MARAC) is a secure, confidential multi-agency process that identifies protective interventions for individuals and families. If you believe that a victim is at serious risk of harm due to Domestic Violence, please complete the MARAC Referral Form. A case can be referred to MARAC if:

  • Visible High Risk - the victim answers yes to 14 or more questions on the above DASH Risk Assessment checklist.
  • Professional Judgement -  the victim answers yes to less than 14 questions but you believe that the victim is high risk of serious harm.
  • Repeat - the case has been discussed at MARAC in the last 12 months and another incident has occurred.
  • Escalation - the incidents are increasing in volume and severity.

Click here for MARAC Referral Form

Once completed, send  to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All general MARAC enquiries can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Urgent MARAC enquiries can be directed to the Senior MARAC Coordinator -

Laura Rogers on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.mobile: 07760 991794

West Midlands Forced Marriage & Honour Based Abuse 24hr Multi Lingual Helpline

0800 953 9777       Click to download -   HBV Leaflet 1   HBV Leaflet 2

Anyone worried about or suffering from any form of domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour-based violence, or sexual violence can call the relevant helpline or In an emergency call police on 999

The Haven Wolverhampton 24-hour Helpline for women and men on 08000194400
• National Domestic Violence helpline for women on 0808 2000 247
• National Domestic Violence helpline for men on 0808 8010327
• Wolverhampton Adults Social Care team on 01902 551199
• Wolverhampton Children's Social Care on 01902 555392
• NSPCC FGM Helpline on 0800 028 3550
• Karma Nirvana helpline for victims of so-called honour-based violence and
• Forced marriage 0800 5999 247.

Click here for more information about specialist organisations in Wolverhampton

Domestic Abuse Safety Planning Leaflet Warning -  only to be handed to someone if it is safe to do so.

Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme is provided free of charge and referrals are accepted from agencies and those wishing to refer themselves.

DVPP Leaflet       FAQ     Professionals Referral           Self Referral

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