Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and can include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Controlling and coercive behaviour
Examples of domestic abuse may include threats, belittling you, isolating you from friends and family, controlling your social media and who you meet up with.
There are many organisations that may be able to help you if you are a victim of domestic abuse and they can be found on the right-hand side of this page.
You can read more about “Your Family’s Safety” here.
Further information can be found here about attending court, support at court and special measures.
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.
- Telephone: 0808 2000 247
- Website: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
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.
- Telephone: 0808 801 0327
- Website: https://mensadviceline.org.uk
Keeping your contact details confidential
Use a form C8 if you need to keep your address confidential during court proceedings.