Domestic Violence/Hate and Race Crimes

The Government's definition of domestic violence is:

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse; psychological, sexual, physical, emotional.

Controlling behaviour is: a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capabilities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.

Coercive behaviour is: an act or pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish or frighten their victim.

A copy of the Domestic Violence Policy is available from the DELTA office on request.

Below is a list of useful contact numbers for domestic violence agencies.

  • Havering’s Women’s Aid - 01708 728759.
  • Victim Support - 01708 451000.
  • KIRAN Women’s Aid (for Asian women) - 0208 5581986.
  • Ashiana - 0208 5399656.
  • Jewish Women’s Aid - 0208 591203.
  • East London Black Women’s Organisation - 0208 5347545.
  • M.A.L.E Helpline (men experiencing domestic violence) - 0845 0646800.

Hate crime is when someone is verbally or physically abused simply because they are disabled or because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, gender or appearance.

If you feel you have been subjected to a Hate Crime contact the Police - for an emergency 999 or non emergency 101.


A copy of the Hate Crime policy is available from the DELTA office on request.