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.
South Tyneside's Community Safety Partnership has produced this directory as a practical resource for professionals who work with adults and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, and for those who have themselves experienced, or are experiencing, domestic abuse.
It provides information about what support is available to those affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Tyneside.
If you know someone who needs this information in a different format, for example large print, Braille or a different language, please call South Tyneside Council's Marketing and Communications team on 0191 424 7385.
Provides crisis intervention, support, advice and information to high risk victims of domestic abuse (male and female, including those in same sex relationships) whether you are still in a relationship or are separated from your partner.
Northumbria Police Safeguarding Department provides help and advice to victims and investigates rape offences, domestic and child abuse as well as monitors sex offenders and dangerous offenders living in the community.
Provides Polish people who are experiencing domestic violence with a confidential contact, which will allow them to talk about their situation in their native language and to obtain information about available help and support.