In an emergency, always call 999. If it’s not an emergency and you’d prefer to stay anonymous, contact us online or on the phone by calling 0800 555 111, 100% anonymously - guaranteed. 

Domestic abuse is behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner that is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive, and happens between people aged over 16.

Domestic abuse can happen to men or women. It includes the following types of abuse:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional



 In an emergency, always call 999. If it’s not an emergency and you don’t want to call the police, contact the 24hr freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline (run by Refuge) on 0808 2000 247  - available 7 days a week.

  • Men's advice line run by Respect - 0808 801 0327 is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members).
  • Women's Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated. Women’s Aid services include the Women's Aid Live Chat (open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 12pm), the Women’s Aid email service, the Survivors' Forum and the Survivor's Handbook. They can all be found here.
  • For advice during the coronavirus crisis, the Women's Aid Covid-19/Coronavirus resource hub is full of relevant, up-to-date support. It can be found here.
  • Refuge is a UK charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Victim Support is an independent charity in England and Wales that provides specialist practical and emotional support to victims and witnesses of crime.
  • Galop is the UK’s only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity who have a National LGBT/ DA Helpline.
  • The Silent Solution helps people who are unable to speak, but who genuinely need police assistance. If you’re in an emergency situation and need police help, but can’t speak, Make Yourself Heard and let the 999 operator know your call is genuine.


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