Domestic abuse and violence

If you need to leave your home there are places you can go and services that can help. You can get legal help to stop an abusive person from coming near you, your children and your home.

Find support services that help with domestic abuse

Call 999 if you are threatened or attacked.

Domestic abuse: getting help in an emergency

Making an abusive person leave your home

Support services that help with domestic abuse

How the police and courts help with domestic abuse

What domestic abuse is

Last updated: 8 February 2022

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The council must help if you are homeless or likely to become homeless in the next two months.

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