Domestic abuse can be:
- Physical violence or threats
- Emotional abuse like name calling or stalking
- Sexual abuse
- Financial control
If you need urgent assistance – please call the Police on: 999.
National support service
If you think you may be experiencing domestic abuse, you are not alone. Refuge can support you. Visit the National Domestic Abuse Helpline website or call the 24-hour for confidential, non-judgemental support for free, on 0808 2000 247.
Local support services
For further support and information on all aspects of domestic violence, contact the Warwickshire Domestic Violence Support Centre on 0800 408 1552 (8.30am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday; 10am to 4pm on Saturday).
There are a range of services in Warwickshire that provide advice and support to victims of domestic abuse and violence. The following websites provide comprehensive information about domestic abuse and local support services including counselling:
- Warwickshire Police
- Domestic Abuse Counselling service
- Citizen Advice in Warwickshire provides free and impartial advice and can help you find a local solicitor or help you to claim benefits.
If you need non-urgent advice or information about housing options due to domestic violence, please contact the Housing Options Service.
Throughout the world, there are many different types of harmful practices that violate human rights, predominantly of women. On the Safe in Warwickshire website, professionals can access posters giving information about female genital mutilation (FGM), honour based violence (HBV) and forced marriage. Disclaimer: We do not take any responsibility for the content of external websites including accuracy.