This section provides information on domestic violence and who to contact if you need help.
Domestic violence is any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship, or between family members. It can affect anyone, regardless of their gender or sexuality. The violence can be psychological, physical, sexual or emotional.
In an emergency relating to domestic violence you should call 999. The UK police and courts take domestic violence very seriously.
For help with domestic violence you can dial the following helplines:
English National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247*
Northern Ireland Women's Aid 24-Hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 028 9033 1818*
Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234*
Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 80 10 800*
Male Advice and Enquiry Line: 0845 064 6800*
For more information on domestic violence visit the websites below.
Click here to visit Women’s Aid.
(*Helplines will be answered in English. Ask if there is an interpreter available.)
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