Everyone has the right to live a life free of abuse.
Unfortunately, domestic violence and abuse is very common.
Each year nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse - 1.3 million female victims (8.2% of the population) and 600,000 male victims (4%).
It can affect anyone.
Support for people in abusive relationships
The Survivor's Handbook is run by Women's Aid. It has lots of practical support and advice. This website has a button which allows you to exit it at any time.
24-hour National Domestic Violence
0808 2000 247
This is run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge.
For male victims of domestic violence
Visit Men' s Adviceline for help and support
Or call 0808 801 0327 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Report a concern about domestic abuse
You may want to report a concern if you:
- are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of an adult
- suspect they are being neglected or abused
- would like to report an incident
For any concerns, not just domestic abuse, call Adult Social Care Direct on
0345 603 7630
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.
If you are not sure whether it's serious, call us. We are best placed to decide whether it warrants further investigation.
Report a concern about a child
Report a concern about an adult
Abuse and neglect
Domestic abuse or violence
Deprivation of liberty safeguarding