Before you start

If you think you are being abused or neglected, you can tell us.

We can help you get the right support.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse refers to physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment within an intimate relationship or a family. These criminal acts can affect men and women, regardless of sexuality.

As well as violence and rape, it includes behaviour that humiliates, threatens, isolates or controls the victim.


Domestic abuse is a crime and the police will be able to help you and keep you safe.

If you are at immediate risk of harm or if a crime has been committed, contact the police immediately on 999.

Concern Service by phone online
Domestic Violence English National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 link
Galop Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) 0800 999 5428 link
Advice Line Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 link
Domestic Violence National Centre for Domestic Violence 0800 970 2070 link
Rape Crisis Rape Crisis (England and Wales) 0808 802 9999 link