Domestic Abuse Support
If you, or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, there are organisations that will be able to support. Below are some of the national and local organisations, just click on the logo to visit the site.
Remember that the Safeguarding Lead in your child's school will be able to offer you some advice and guidance.
Ring 999 if it is an emergency situation, there is advice below from Silent Solution regarding what to do if you need to ring 999 but it is not safe to speak.
At the bottom of the page there are logos of the three local authorities or housing associations that we are currently working with. By clicking on the appropriate logo, you will be taken straight to the advice page.
Refuge is a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge provides a national network of specialist services, including emergency refuge accommodation, community outreach, independent domestic violence advocacy, culturally specific services and a team of child support workers. Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women's Aid.
Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are "to provide the advice people need for the problems they face" and secondly "to improve the policies and principles that affect people's lives". This link takes you directly to the page with information on support for Domestic Abuse
This Home Office leaflet 'Three steps to Escaping Domestic Violence' has been published to support victims. It's available in 12 languages. It is aimed specifically at women in black and minority ethnic communities, covers advice on three steps to escaping violence and abuse.
The Silent Solution is a police system used to filter out large numbers of accidental or hoax 999 calls. It also exists to help people who are unable to speak, but who genuinely need police assistance.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.
Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.