Government Help & Recommended Organisations

In October 2019, the UK Government announced extra support for domestic abuse survivors. Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick recently confirmed additional local government support for survivors of domestic abuse through new legal plans.  These plans are aimed at making local councils more responsible for abuse in their area. Under the forthcoming legislation,

Help for DV Victims

Domestic abuse national numbers National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or email helpline@refuge.org.uk Refuge: refuge.org.uk Emergency services: 999General support Samaritans: 116 123 | www.samaritans.org Rape Crisis: find your nearest specialist centre Shelter: 0808 800 4444 | www.shelter.org.uk Victim Support: 0808 168 9111 | www.victimsupport.org.uk Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111 | www.crimestoppers-uk.org HM Revenue & Customs: 0845 3020203 | www.inlandrevenue.gov.ukLegal support Rights of Women offers legal advice and information to help women understand

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the systematic pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner. The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused. It can begin at any stage of the relationship. Domestic violence is rarely a