I am, or someone I know is, a victim of domestic/family violence. What should I do?

I am, or someone I know is, a victim of domestic/family violence. What should I do?

Family violence is a crime and the police take it seriously. If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger please call us on 111.

If you are the victim (and not in immediate danger), and would like to make a complaint against the person abusing you and/or your children, call us on 105 or visit your local police station. An officer will talk to you about all the options available to you.

If for whatever reason you do not want to speak to Police directly, contact the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use the secure online form on the Crimestoppers website. It’s completely anonymous, no one will know it was you who passed on the information.

If you are not ready to make a complaint, there are people and organisations ready to help and support you. Visit the It's Not OK or Women's Refuge websites, or call the 0800 Family Violence Information Line (0800 456 450).

Ensure a family member or close friend knows about the abuse so you have support and assistance.

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