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Domestic abuse

If you believe you are in immediate risk, contact the police by dialling 999.

Domestic abuse is when someone is being controlled, afraid or being hurt by someone who is a family member or a partner. It can affect someone physically and/or emotionally. It isn't always easy to notice, even if you experience it first-hand.

If you've experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, it is important to remember that it is not your fault and that there is support available.

This section will tell you what domestic abuse is, where you can go for help, how to plan ahead for your safety, and how to take legal action

Select one of the options from the menu on the left to find out more.

And to find out more about the many organisations offering support and advice to people experiencing domestic abuse go straight to our page Help For People Experiencing Domestic Abuse.