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Domestic violence & abuse

Report domestic abuse

Domestic abuse or violence is a crime and should be reported to the police. Call 999 if it's an emergency or if you're in immediate danger.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic violence and abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional


What can I do if I'm affected?

There are lots of specialist groups and organisations who you can talk to for help.


Domestic violence and abuse services directory

Contact details of everyone who can help.


Information for professionals

Information to help identify and report cases of domestic violence and abuse.