Domestic violence and abuse


Domestic abuse is behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner that:

  • is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive
  • happens between people aged over 16

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to men or women.

If you're a woman you can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247

If you're a man, you can get help from the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428

If you are in an emergency situation call 999

The Hideout  a safe space for children and young people

LoveRespect  Women's Aid is the national charity working to end abuse against women and children

Domestic Violence

GOV.UK advice and information on domestic violence

Sandwell Domestic Abuse Help

Help and support in Sandwell

Ask Marc

a new support service for men in the Black Country affected by domestic abuse, stalking,rape,or sexual abuse. 

Ask Marc helpline number 0121 289 6402

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Toolkit to use with young people to understand peer on peer sexual assault


Call 116 123 Free any time day or night to talk to someone who will listen without judgement

Asian Women's Resource Centre

support to women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse, forced marriages, honour based and faith-based abuse.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there's no medical reason for this to be done.

Forced Marriage

Forced marriage is when you face physical or emotional pressure to marry. It is illegal in England and Wales.  Call 999 if you feel you are in danger.

National Centre for Domestic Violence

A free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse and violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

Domestic abuse toolkit for young people

Women's Aid resources for anyone working with young people.


Advice and support relating to domestic abuse for parents, carers and guardians.

National Stalking Helpline

Call 0808 802 0300

The Helpline is open 09:30 - 16:00 every weekday apart from Wednesdays.

On Wednesday's the Helpline is open from 09:30 - 20:00

The National Stalking Helpline supports and advises victims of stalking. If you are being stalked, contact the helpline to speak to someone in confidence.

Hollie Gazzard Trust

The Trust helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges.

Download the Hollie Guard App 

Karma Nirvana

Suporting all those affected by Honour Based Abuse.

UK Helpline 0800 5999 247

Page last reviewed: 07/03/2023


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