The importance of seeking help
In an emergency, always call the police by dialling 999. The police have the power to arrest someone if they believe this is necessary to prevent that person physically injuring someone else.
Domestic abuse is often repeated, and can result in serious injury, or even death. In some cases, it can also lead to further problems, such as depression or self-harm. Domestic abuse can also have a significant effect on children who may witness violence, or be abused themselves.
People experiencing domestic violence often feel unable to ask for help or take control of the situation. However, without help, the violence is unlikely to stop. There are a number of charities and organisations that can offer confidential advice and support for those living with domestic violence.
Page last updated on July 23rd, 2012