Domestic abuse happens when your partner/ex-partner or other family member hurts or threatens to hurt you.
It may include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional/psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
You may experience one or all of these forms of abuse.
Any person can experience domestic violence regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, class, sexuality, disability or lifestyle.
If you think you are in an abusive relationship and want to stop the violence or leave, there are a number of agencies that can help you. You are not alone and you are not to blame.
If you believe that you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, you can report it to the police by dialling 101 or if you would like confidential advice or support, please contact 01267 222009 or 01269 598120.
In an emergency, always dial 999.
Here are some links you may find helpful:
All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline - 0808 80 10 800
A bilingual information signposting service, to help and guide people with experience of domestic abuse or sexual violence, who are in need of information or access to support services.
The Helpline is free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Trained domestic abuse volunteers that provide one to one support for any period of time to those experiencing abuse.
Domestic abuse officers can offer help and advice if you need police assistance of a non urgent nature.
www.welshwomensaid.org.uk - 0808 8010 800
National domestic abuse helpline for national refuge space and advice/information. Bi-lingual.
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk – 08452 60 44 60
Support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people that have or are experiencing abuse.
www.dynproject.co.uk - 0808 81 0321
Support for men in abusive relationships. Advice, information and signposting.
www.hafancymru.co.uk - 01267 225 555
Offer a variety of accommodation and support services across Wales for vulnerable women, men and children.
www.bawso.org.uk - 0800 731 8147
Provide specialist services to black and ethnic minority women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Wales, affiliated to Welsh Women’s aid. Access to refuge, advice and info and translation services. 24 hour helpline.
www.karmanirvana.org.uk - 0800 5999 247
Honour network and forced marriage helpline. For victims and professionals.
www.ncdv.org.uk - National Centre for Domestic Violence - 0844 8044 999 / 08009702070
Specialists in helping victims of domestic violence obtain non molestation orders and other types of order i.e. injunction to protect victims from further abuse. This is a free service available to EVERYONE. Those with an income are not excluded. Quick, confidential and professional service.
www.respect.uk.net - 08451228609
Helpline for those who are male perpetrators of domestic violence. Access to perpetrators programmes.
www.nspcc.org.uk - 0808 800 5000
24hr helpline offering counselling, information and advice to anyone that is concerned about a child. All counsellors are trained child protection officers.