Domestic violence & abuse
Living in fear? Worried about your child’s or your own safety?
What is the definition of domestic violence and abuse?
Domestic violence and abuse can take many forms. It can be psychological, physical, sexual, emotional or financial control. It can be a “one off” incident or a pattern of controlling or forceful behaviour and can affect children as well as adults.
If you feel any of these apply to you, there is help available to make sure you and your children stay safe.
In an emergency, call 999
But you don’t have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help. You can:
Broken Rainbow UK provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Help is also available from Respect on 0808 802 4040 for people responsible for domestic abuse to help stop the violence and change abusive behaviours.
Further help and information
Victim Support provides emotional and practical support to anyone affected by domestic abuse, or any other crime. Call the Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111.
The Family Law Panel
Talk to a specialist solicitor for free who will guide you through your options - The Family Law Panel is part of the OnlyMums & OnlyDads social enterprise, helping you and your family to make the right choices.