Domestic abuse

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What to do in an emergency

If you and/or your children are in danger, call the emergency services immediately on 999. If you are unable to speak to the operator through fear of being heard, press 55 and the operator will remain on the line.

Safety planning

Leaving an abusive partner can be a dangerous time.

Please read the information from Refuge (opens in new window) about making a safety plan and the importance of seeking specialist support.

Call the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline (opens in new window) on 0808 2000 247 or access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm.

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, it is important to remember that it is not your fault and that you do not have to live through it in silence and on your own. You are entitled to live your life free from fear.

Go to our page on where to get help for people experiencing domestic abuse for details on the many people and organisations to who you can turn to for help and advice.

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