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I do not feel safe in my home

Always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if a crime is in progress.

Get help if you are a victim of antisocial behaviour

Antisocial behaviour is a broad term. It includes behaviour which has caused or is likely to cause you harassment, alarm or distress.

If you are having trouble with antisocial behaviour, you can report it to:

Get help if you are a victim of domestic abuse

Anyone can experience domestic abuse, but nobody should. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, get help.

Help is available from organisations that can offer advice and support.

There are several reasons people might not feel safe in their home. These include trouble with neighbours (anti-social behaviour) and domestic abuse.

We are here to help if you do not feel safe in your home.

Domestic abuse

Birmingham City Council and our partners will not tolerate domestic abuse. We will take robust, appropriate action against abusers.

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour in a relationship.

Domestic abuse occurs between two people who are 'personally connected' and can be:

  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • violent or threatening behaviour
  • controlling or coercive behaviour
  • economic abuse
  • psychological, emotional, or other abuse

It also includes:

  • ‘honour’ based violence
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • forced marriage

Defining domestic abuse

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 states that two people are ‘personally connected’ to each other if they:

  • are, or have been, married to each other
  • are, or have been, civil partners of each other
  • have agreed to marry one another (whether or not the agreement has been terminated)
  • have entered into a civil partnership agreement (whether or not the agreement has been terminated)
  • are, or have been, in an intimate personal relationship with each other
  • each have, or there has been a time when they each have had, a parental relationship in relation to the same child
  • are relatives

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