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Experiencing domestic abuse

In Wyre we want to make sure that if you are experiencing any abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member you get the help you need.

Domestic violence, also sometimes called domestic abuse, is a serious problem.  It is not just physical (slapping, punching or kicking), it can be someone trying to control what you do. It can include sexual and emotional abuse. An abuser may threaten you, control your money or use anything else to make you do things they want.

Domestic violence is not your fault and you are not alone.

If you are ever in immediate danger, call 999.

The people on the helpline will listen and try to support you. You may be offered another number to call for additional help, or face to face support. You may even be offered a place in a refuge, depending on your circumstances.

No one will try to make you leave if you don’t want to. It is important to keep yourself and any children safe. There are also national numbers that you can call.

  • Domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247 (for women)
  • Respect phoneline (for people who are abusive to partners and want help to stop): 0808 802 4040
  • Forced Marriage Unit: 020 7088 0151
  • Men’s advice line 0808 801 0327 (for men)
  • Jewish women’s aid 0808 801 0500 (for Jewish women)
  • Broken rainbow 0300 999 5428 (LGBT on the keypad – for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people)

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