Domestic violence and abuse

What can we do to help?

If you (or someone you know) is experiencing, or has experienced, domestic abuse, we can help.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening or controlling behaviour (eg controlling finances), violence or mental abuse between adults who have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. 

You’re not to blame

Domestic abuse is one of the most common types of under reported or “hidden” crimes. It is not easy to accept that a loved one can behave so aggressively. Because you cannot explain their behaviour, you may think you are to blame.

You are not. No one deserves to be assaulted, abused or humiliated, least of all by a loved one. It is your abuser’s behaviour that needs to change.

How to get help

The most important thing you can do is to tell someone and protect yourself and/or your children. We will listen without judging you, and offer advice. Everything you tell us will be treated in complete confidence. You can report domestic abuse to any member of staff at Great Places. If it is more convenient, we can meet you at another location. Our staff are fully trained and you will be treated with complete discretion. If you need the help of an interpreter we will arrange this for you. If we visit you, we will always show an identity card and will respect your home, privacy, customs and culture.

Please click the link on the right for contact details. If you need to call us out of office hours, please contact our Customer Access Team (CAT) on: 0300 123 1966 and select ASB reporting line option.