Domestic abuse and sexual violence are crimes and should be reported to the police.
The police take domestic abuse and sexual violence seriously and will be able to help and protect you.
The most prevalent types of domestic abuse and sexual abuse occurs in relationships however, it can also occur between family members. Individuals may experience abuse for a period of time after they have left their partner.
Get help If you think you may be a victim
The Live Fear Free helpline provides help and advice to:
- anyone experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence
- people who know someone who needs help
- practitioners seeking professional advice.
Get in touch with live fear free advisers free of charge by phone, online chat, text or email.
Get help If you think you may be an abuser
The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop.
Telephone: 0808 802 4040
Available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.