Domestic abuse

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 (including 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 under-reported or 'hidden' crimes. It can be hard to accept that a loved one can behave so aggressive. Because you can't explain their behaviour, you may think you are to blame. Victims are never to blame. 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 any 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 of our Great Places colleagues. If it is more convenient, we can meet you at another location, away from your home.

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 at home, we will always show an identity card and will respect your home, privacy, customs and culture.

Contact us via our Live Chat or call us on 0300 123 1966 and select 'concern for an individual's welfare'.