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Are You Affected?

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If you are experiencing any form of violence, abuse or intimidation don't suffer in silence. These pages contain information on all the Violence Against Women and Girls crimes and what to do if you are suffering any of these forms of abuse, or are concerned about someone you know or someone in your community. Men and boys can also be victims and there are services that will help them.

There are a number of organisations that can help those who perpetrate violence and abuse.If you are concerned about your own abusive behaviour towards your partner or a family member you can get help. The 'Perpetrators' section contains information on these.

To search for services that can support you if you are affected by any of these crimes visit our directory of domestic and sexual violence services.

Below are some freephone helplines you can call for advice.

  • In an emergency always call 999.
  • 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Respect phone line for perpetrators: 0808 802 4040 (Monday - Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm)

The leaflet below was produced by the Home Office with Southall Black Sisters. It is aimed at women from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and provides support and advice about escaping an abusive situation.This leaflet can be downloaded in a number of different languages here.


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