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Domestic abuse

Everyone has the right to live a life free of abuse.

Unfortunately, domestic violence and abuse is very common.

Each year nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse - 1.3 million female victims (8.2% of the population) and 600,000 male victims (4%).

It can affect anyone.

Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

This freephone, 24-hour helpline is run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge

Support for people in abusive relationships

The Women's Aid Survivor's Handbook has lots of practical support and advice. This website has a button which allows you to exit it at any time.

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock domestic abuse partnership provides advice and information on support services for those affected by domestic abuse.

Male victims of domestic violence

Men's Advice Line offers support to male victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Report a concern about domestic abuse

You may want to report a concern if you:

  • are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of an adult
  • suspect they are being neglected or abused
  • would like to report an incident

For any concerns, not just domestic abuse, contact us.

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