It is important to know that for those at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, help is still available. The 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available at 0808 2000 247, and www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk.
The government has launched a new public information campaign to highlight this. The campaign, under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone, will aim to reassure those affected by domestic abuse that support services remain available during this difficult time.
It encourages you to show solidarity and support for those who may be suffering, by sharing government digital content or a photo of a heart on your palm, and asking others to do the same, to show victims that they are not alone and to convey to perpetrators that domestic abuse is unacceptable in any circumstances.
Report domestic abuse
Domestic abuse or violence is a crime and should be reported to the police - there are also other organisations who can offer you help and support.
Call 999 if it’s an emergency or you’re in immediate danger.
The police take domestic violence seriously and will be able to help and protect you.
Contact your local neighbourhood policing team if it’s not an emergency.
Other organisations who can help
Contact any of the following organisations to get help and advice about domestic abuse.
Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge
0808 200 0247
Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
0800 999 5428
Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
0808 802 9999
0808 802 4040