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Domestic abuse

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting everyone's day to day life. But for a victim and their children experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse, the impact is significant and can put them in danger.

South Tyneside Council and partners are here for you and your family and services, although they might be delivered differently, are still available. You still have options and we will do everything to help you.

For more information about the help and support available, see Coronavirus (COVID-19): Domestic abuse support


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


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