Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, includes a range of abusive behaviour (either physical, sexual, financial, psychological or emotional) between people 16 years or older, who are or were intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone; partners; ex-partners; family members; regardless of sexuality or gender orientation, race, background or upbringing.
Children and young people can also be affected by the abuse that they see and hear, and they can be harmed as part of domestic abuse between adults. Young people may also experience abuse from their own boyfriend/girlfriend.
Information, advice and guidance
- What is Domestic Abuse?
- Support for victims
- Survivor zone
- Support for people who are abusive
- Information for Professionals
Need to talk?
For confidential advice, information and support, call the Domestic Abuse Hub on 01302 737080, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online self-referral form:
This referral form is for victims and families only. If you are a professional wishing to refer someone for support with their consent please complete the Hub referral form that is available on the Referral form page or available to download below.
- Practitioners Hub Referral Form April 2020
- Download (138KB - DOCX)
We will aim to respond to the form as soon as possible and usually within 2 working days.
This service is available 9am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays). During this time the line might be busy so please keep trying or leave a message including whether it is safe to call you back and you will be called back as soon as possible.
Remember, always dial 999 in an emergency.
Outside of office hours some helpful numbers are:
- National 24 hour Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
- St. Leger Homeless out of hours - 01302 736000
- Mental Health Crisis team - 0800 804 8999
- Samaritans - call free on116 123 or email email@example.com