Are you afraid of someone you know or live with?
Domestic abuse is any kind of violence or other abuse between family members. This can be violent behaviour by a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, ex-partner, father, mother, son or daughter who lives with you or lives elsewhere. It may include physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse. It can also affect the health and wellbeing of children in the family.
No one should have to put up with any kind of violence or abuse. Everyone has the right to personal safety so if you’re worried then ask for help. If it’s happened once it’s likely to happen again. Even if it’s been happening for years it’s never too late to seek help.
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How to get help
Here is a list of contact details of where you can get help, advice and support if you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse.
- Emergency: 999
- Non-emergency: 0300 123 1212
- Richmond Police Community Safety unit: 020 8247 5809
There are a several agencies in the borough that support people who are experiencing domestic abuse. You can find out about these from the Council’s Domestic Abuse Support section.
Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice and Enquiry Line: 0808 801 0327
Children and Young People
Elder Abuse Response Line: 0808 808 8141
Just because someone doesn’t look like a 'typical victim,' it doesn’t mean that he or she isn’t suffering from domestic abuse. Domestic violence can happen to anyone.