Call 999 If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police – the police will continue to respond to emergency calls. If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, dial 999, listen to the questions from the operator and respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can. Then follow the instructions depending on whether you are calling from a mobile or a landline. Make Yourself Heard
Advice online for the public on spotting the signs for domestic abuse and domestic violence and where to go for help.
Domestic Abuse support where to get advice
Refuge runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, Its website provides guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. It also includes a range of resources on identifying the signs of domestic abuse, and a safety guide for women and children who are living with a perpetrator. It also features a tech abuse chat-bot with step-by-step instructional videos on how to secure devices such as phones and laptops.
Womens Aid – Safety advice
SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL).
Help after rape and sexual assault – for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted
Support for victims of rape and sexual assault – list of local and national resources for additional support
Womens Aid What is financial abuse?
Refuge Am I experiencing financial abuse?
Surviving Economic Abuse additional guidance and support.
Crisis Text line How to Deal with Emotional Abuse
Relate What is emotional abuse?
Help for domestic abuse perpetrators
Respect Phoneline if you are worried about hurting the ones you love while staying at home.