Your Family’s Safety

If you or your family are in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999. Otherwise please contact the Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or visit your local police station to speak with an officer confidentially.

Many people feel vulnerable and may be concerned about the safety of themselves and their children. This can include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Controlling and coercive behaviour

No-one should have to suffer domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can be experienced by both men and women, and is carried out by men and women. Domestic abuse can happen at any point in a relationship, including after you have separated.

If you are worried about your safety, or the safety of your children, you may want to consider applying for one of the following orders:

  • Non-molestation order (order to protect you from domestic abuse and harassment)
  • Occupation order (regulates the use of the family home, including excluding someone from it)

Support for Female Victims of Domestic Abuse:

You can contact the freephone 24 hours National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge.

Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse:

Men’s Advice Line is a team of friendly advisors who will listen to you. Their team is available to offer you non-judgmental support, practical advice and information.

Their focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic abuse (and the safety of any children) by providing confidential support.