Domestic Abuse is a pattern of threatening behaviour or violent acts carried out by one person towards another in a romantic or family relationship. This can include physical, sexual, emotional, financial, coercive control and tech abuse.
Domestic Abuse can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, sexuality, religion, ethnicity. Domestic Abuse is a crime!
Helplines & Advice Lines:
Hollie Guard: Safety App for mobile phones, shake or tap your phone to notify your emergency contacts that you are in danger.
Hestia: Mobile App called 'Bright Sky' providing information to anyone who maybe in an abusive relationship.
Organisations for men:
Organisations for SEND:
Legal Advice & Information
NCDV (National Centre of Domestic Violence): A FREE, fast injunction service to survivors of Domestic Abuse.
Call: 0800 970 2070
Text: NCDV to 60777
Venters Solicitors: FREE 24/7 phone service whereby people can contact at any time, even throughout the night for advice and information.
Call: 07824 694816
Rights of Women: Offering legal advice and support through advicelines.
Call: 020 7251 6577
Shelter: Advice, support and legal services regarding housing.
Call: 0808 800 4444
Civil Legal Advice: Providing information about whether legal aid is available for your case and if you are eligible.
Call: 0345 345 4345
Citizens Advice Epsom: Providing FREE legal advice on a range of issues including housing and benefits.
Call: 0300 330 1164
Family Rights Group: Provides FREE and confidential advice to parents, family and friends.
Call: 0808 801 0366
Domestic Abuse and Children
It can be difficult to tell if a child is being or is witnessing domestic abuse.
Some warning signs could include; aggression, bullying, bed-wetting, nightmares, constant illnesses, problems in school and in some cases physical injury.
A child/ young person living at home witnessing domestic abuse can have a serious impact on their physical and mental well-being and behaviour, which could lead into their adulthood.
If you are worried about a child/ young person witnessing or being a victim of domestic abuse, seek advice and take action.
If you think a child is in immediate danger call 999.
The Freedom Programme
The Freedom Programme is a course for survivors of domestic abuse, run by domestic abuse support agencies across Surrey. The course aims to make sense of what has happened to them and to explore the beliefs and attitudes surrounding domestic abuse. This course is for both men and women survivors.
Clare's Law give women the right to know if their partner has a history of domestic violence.