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Speak to other women in our supportive community of domestic abuse survivors.

How can I help my children? 

If you’re a survivor with children you have probably tried to shield them from the abuse as much as possible.
But talking to children about what’s happening can help them to feel less powerless, confused and angry. Click here for some advice to help you.

Making a safety plan

A personal safety plan is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children. It helps you plan in advance for the possibility of future violence and abuse. It also helps you to think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship, or if you decide to leave.

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I’m worried about someone else

There are some basic steps that you can take to assist and give support to a friend, family member, colleague, neighbour or anyone you know who confides in you that they are experiencing domestic abuse.

Find a local service, or connect to services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Find refuges and domestic abuse services in your area in England. Contact details for Scottish Women’s Aid, Welsh Women’s Aid and Women’s Aid Federation of Northern Ireland are also available.

If you are a child or younger person and have been affected by domestic abuse, we’re here to help.

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Your questions answered

Is it abuse?

If things don’t feel right, they usually aren’t right.

These simple questions will help.

I’m worried about someone else

If you know or think someone is being abused, we can help.

How can I help my children?

Talking to children about what’s happening can really help them.

Why doesn’t she leave?

Understanding domestic abuse is the first step to helping end it.

If you need to talk to someone…

If you want to access support over the phone, you can call:

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (run by Refuge)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect)
The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123
Rights of Women advice lines, there are a range of services available

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