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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
GOV.UK advice and information on domestic violence
Help and support in Sandwell
toolkit and resources for young people to understand what domestic abuse is
The Disrespect NoBody campaign helps prevent young people from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships. Aimed at 12-18 year olds.
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
support to women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse, forced marriages, honour based and faith-based abuse.
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 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.
A free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse and violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.