Support for people at risk of domestic abuse

Advice on how to find help and support

Domestic abuse services are working to provide wide-ranging support to people, who are experiencing abuse, and their children.

What domestic abuse is

The government definition of domestic violence and abuse is: 'any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 years or over who are, or who have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.'

This can include the following types of abuse:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional

For more information of the definitions of abuse, see the Safer North Hampshire website.

Support for victims

Support is available for anyone concerned that they may be at risk of domestic abuse.

Contact support services from a safe place at home, and in an emergency, call 999.

Hampshire Constabulary will respond to calls from victims of domestic abuse and hold perpetrators to account.

Victims can leave their homes and get access to accommodation in a safe refuge, when needed.

Contacts

  • Stop Domestic Abuse (Hampshire) helpline - 330 0165112 or email advice@stopdomesticabuse.uk
  • Aurora New Dawn 24/7 helpline - 023 9421 6816.

You'll find other national contact information below.

What to do if you suspect a friend or neighbour is experiencing abuse

If you suspect a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague is living with domestic abuse, try to find opportunities to check in with them to reduce their isolation and let them know you are there to support them.

If you are concerned they could be in danger, call the police on 999 in an emergency, or 101.

Help for perpetrators

If you are concerned about your own behaviour, you can also get access to help and support from the following services:

  • Stop Domestic Abuse (Hampshire) - 0330 0165112 or email advice@stopdomesticabuse.uk
  • Aurora New Dawn 24/7 helpline - 023 9421 6816
  • Nepali domestic and sexual abuse service - 07741 261387 or email ask@citizensadvicerushmoor.org.uk
  • Hampton Trust (for perpetrator interventions) - 02380 009898

National support contact details

  • 24-hour domestic abuse helpline (for female victims) - 0808 2000247
  • Male advice line - 0808 8010327
  • Mankind Initiative - 01823 334244
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline - 0800 9995428
  • Respect national helpline (perpetrator help) - 0808 8024040

Government information and advice on domestic abuse

You'll also find more information and advice on domestic abuse and how to get help on the government's website.

 

 

 
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