Domestic abuse can happen to men and women. It is controlling, coercive, threatening, violent or abusive behaviour from a family member, partner or ex-partner, over the age of 16. Domestic violence and abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional and can include, harassment, stalking, female genital mutilation, trafficking, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and abuse, remember you are not alone.
If you are in immediate danger call 999 for help or if you want support and guidance, see the list of organisations that can help you, below.
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The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a free, confidential helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Call: 0808 2000 247
The OASIS Centre is a non-gendered specific service based in Pontypridd that is available to provide you with support, advice, advocacy and safety, surrounding domestic abuse. Contact them using the details below:
Call: 01443 494190
The Live Fear Free helpline is available 24 hours a day – call free on 0808 8010 800 any time, if you can do it safely.
You can also text 0786 007 7333, email firstname.lastname@example.org or webchat – gov.wales/live-fear-free/contact-live-fear-free
Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships.
Helpline for people concerned about their behaviour – 0808 802 4040
Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse – 0808 801 0327
Women’s Aid provides a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for people experiencing domestic abuse and people who are concerned that others may be. The organisation has sister federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The details of their website and 24/7 helpline in Wales are as follows:
Call: 0808 80 10 800
The Salvation Army are helping victims of modern slavery out of danger and and supporting them with building a new life.
Call the 24/7 referral helpline: 0800 808 3733
Bawso is the lead organisation in Wales providing practical and emotional support to black minority ethnic (BME) and migrant victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking, Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriage.
Call 24/7 helpline: 0800 731 8147
Stonewall Cymru provides advice and support on a range of issues to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Wales.
Call Stonewall’s Information Service FREEPHONE: 0800 0502020 (9:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday).
The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to info and support on a 24/7 basis.
Call: 08000 121 700
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