What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is repeated or one-off threatening, harmful, or violent behaviour, often caused by partners or ex-partners, but potentially also family members or care-takers. It may be experienced by or perpetrated by people of any gender.

Domestic abuse Support:

Women’s Aid
A federation of over 220 organisations, Women’s Aid provide more than 300 local services to women and children across the country.
08082 000 247 – Freephone 24 hr

National Centre for Domestic Violence
The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
Free advice and help for survivors of all genders
0844 8044 999

Counselling to individuals who are in or have left a violent relationship including men.
Live chat is available.
01865 242 960

Respect works with perpetrators Of Domestic Violence, male survivors of domestic violence, and young people using violence and abuse in close relationships.
Men’s advice line 0808 801 0327
Respect Phoneline 0808 802 4040

Refuge supports women, children and men through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services.
08082 000 247 – Freephone 24 hr