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Support for Domestic Abuse

For many of us, home is the safest place to be, however, statistics have revealed a surge in domestic violence cases since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

The Government's stance on household isolation does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

If you or someone you know is at risk, contact us or call 999 if there’s immediate danger.

Independent charities and organisations are also available to help. If you’re experiencing any of the above types of abuse or need help or advise, call the DAFFs helpline 0800 6949 999 09:00 to 17:00.

A 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge 0808 2000 247 if you need to speak to someone out of working hours.

Other services

As well as the services above, there are lots of other support and advise organisations that can help victims of domestic abuse.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 - A 24-hour helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge. It is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
  • Men’s Advice Line - 0808 801 0327 - A helpline providing advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.
  • GALOP - National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 999 5428 - A national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence helpline providing support to all members of LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them.
  • Women’s Aid - A national charity for women and children, working to end domestic abuse.
  • Respect Phoneline - 0808 802 4040 - A helpline offering advice, information and support for men who want to stop being violent and abusive towards their partner.