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I or someone I know has experienced domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

We are here to help you, please call us now. Calls are always treated in confidence. Call: 0808 168 9293

Call 101

to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response

Call 999

to report a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger

First signs of domestic abuse

We’re all different, but feeling anxious, scared or even dependant on your abuser or ashamed are all perfectly normal.

Domestic abuse is often not reported because the victim feels trapped and alone. The truth is, it can happen to anybody, and there is support available.

Steps you can take

If you think you are experiencing any type of abuse, or have done in the past, you must always remember that you can get support and help. Nothing that has happened to you is your fault.

You may feel that no-one can help, but just talking to someone here about what you are going through will make you realise that there are people on your side. We can help you understand what choices are available to you and guide you to specialist organisations who can support you in making you and your family safe moving forward.

Remember, if you are unsure, go with your instincts. Anything that doesn’t feel right probably isn’t.