What you can do if you are experiencing Domestic Abuse:

  • Tell a trusted person that you are in an abusive relationship
  • Document your injuries (safely)
  • Contact the Home | Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline (nationaldahelpline.org.uk):
    0808 200 247 or chat online 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Contact your local Domestic Abuse Service
  • Devise a personal safety plan
  • Remember it’s not your fault!
  • Call 999 if you are in imminent danger remember Silent Solutions – press 55 when prompted by the operator if it’s not safe for you to talk
  • Seek legal advice

Domestic Abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members.

Domestic Abuse can happen against anyone, and anybody can be an abuser.

Just because a victim has managed to get away from their abuser, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t continue to use extreme caution. While the abuse may appear to be over, the perpetrator may have different plans.

When a victim finally makes the decision to leave, that period of time during and after can actually be more dangerous than the abuse itself when the perpetrator can feel a huge loss of control.

Getting Help

Everything mentioned prior to this was not said in order to scare or deter you, especially if you happen to be a victim of Domestic Abuse.

It’s crucial that you get away from your abuser, but we also want you to realise the seriousness of your situation once you’ve decided to take that step.

If you or someone you know is the victim of Domestic Abuse, get the help that you need.

For free advice 24 hours a day 7 days a week contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247

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