Many people can help you and your family to feel safe in Bradford. Always ask for help if you need it.
Here, you can find out about:
- services in Bradford that work together to keep you and your family safe
- who you can talk to if you do not feel safe
- who you can talk to if you have experienced harm, abuse or trauma – recently or in the past
Also, find out about some simple ways to protect yourself from fire, accidents and crime too.
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Staying Safe Services
Solidaritech repurpose your unwanted laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones, passing them on to asylum seekers and refugees to help them resolve their immigration status, pursue studies and start their lives in their new country. Solidaritech professionally wipe your old hard drives, installing new Operating Systems to make a new, quicker and more usable machine.
Speak to your support organisation to make a referral.
Migrants Rights Network
Migrants Rights Network is a UK-based NGO (non-government organisation) that works alongside migrants in their fight for rights and justice.
The MRN runs projects and campaigns. They also have a lot of useful information and resources on their website. For example :
- Know Your Rights Guide 2020
- Highly Skilled Migrants Report
- The New Points Based Immigration System
Bradford Hate Crime Alliance
BHCA aims to reduce hate crimes, increase reporting, and ensure support for victims. If you think a hate crime has happened, please report it.
You can report it to West Yorkshire Police – phone 101.
In an emergency, call 999.
Or, if you prefer not to give your details to the police, you can always report what has happened at one of the many Hate Crime Reporting Centres in Bradford eg. Bradford College, Bradford City Football Ground – on match days, Al Mahdi Mosque, Girlington Advice Centre – and many more places. For a full list of Centres near you, go to BHCA Reporting Centres.
Bradford Police Station
08:00 – 22:00 open Mon – Fri
08:00 – 20:00 open Sat – Sun
10:00 – 18:00 open Bank Holidays
Bradford District Fire Prevention
New Directions is part of a charity called Change Grow Live. They can support you if you want to make positive changes to your drug or alcohol use. They provide information, advice, treatment and support.
Unity Buildings, 30 Manningham Lane BD1 3DN
Pelican House – see below
This charity supports people who are victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
Are you being pressured to get married against your will?
– Do you fear to bring shame or dishonour on your family?
– Have you been emotionally or physically abused?
– Are you confused about what they say scripture demands of you?
– Do you worry about being disowned?
If you are concerned about any of the above, please call us in confidence. Culture, Religion and Tradition are not an excuse; forced marriage is illegal.
NSPCC FGM Helpline
Staying Put is a domestic abuse and sexual violence charity which provides support services to victims and survivors across Bradford. If you have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic abuse or sexual violence and you need help, please call our One Front Door helpline on:
0808 2800 999
This is the best way to access help, as we will have a chat with you, and find out as much information as you are comfortable sharing with us, and then we will be able to give you your options on what you can do next, and how we can support you.
We help everyone who needs it, regardless of your gender identity or sexual orientation, so feel reassured that you can call us and you will be supported.
Our helpline is open from Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. We close for half an hour at 1pm every day for lunch. If you are in immediate danger always call 999.
Not good on the phone? We understand that taking that first step and speaking on the phone can be a bit scary, so if you would prefer, you can contact us via email.
Out of hours: voicemail.
Girlington Community Centre
The Girlington Centre works towards the prevention and relief of poverty in Girlington and the surrounding area by providing services to individuals in need.
The Centre building provides a community resource for the people of Bradford through which individuals of all ages and community groups can have access to meeting spaces, advice, advocacy, information, education, training, social and leisure opportunities.
Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery. As a non-governmental organisation (NGO) we gather intelligence and assist in the process of removing victims from exploitation within the UK.
Human trafficking is not someone else’s problem, it’s happening in our communities, in our neighbourhoods, in our country. Hope for Justice was created to be the practical solution to human trafficking with four areas of operation:
- investigate and rescue
- assist aftercare
- perpetrator accountability