If you are not in immediate physical danger, call our helpline on 01324 635661. We will provide you with confidential help, advice and support to help you consider your options and decide what to do.
In an emergency, always call 999!
In an emergency:
If you are at home and you are being threatened or attacked;
- Get to a room with a mobile telephone/landline so that you can call for help. If possible lock your abuser out.
- Call 999 and ask for the Police
- Ensure a friend or neighbour knows about the abuse in case you need to call for help or stay with them.
- Get medical help if you are hurt or injured
- Never answer the door unless you know who is on the other side.
- Call the Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 027 1234;
your local Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit at Police Station 01324 574905;
CEA 01324 635661 or a local shelter and ask them to help you make a safety plan.
- Find out where you can get help. Memorise the phone numbers.
- Plan an escape route out your home and teach it to your children.
- Work out where and to whom you could go if you needed to get out.
- Ask your neighbours to call the Police if they see or hear anything that alarms them.