One incident of domestic abuse is reported to police nationally
every minute.While we can’t shy away from this fact, we can do our
best to help.
Nobody, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, should
have to live in fear.
We would always encourage anyone experiencing domestic abuse to
come to us but understand this is a major step to take.
Whether you’re experiencing domestic abuse or think your friend
or loved one may be, you might not know where to turn for help or
what happens when the police receive a report of domestic
To help, we’ve put together a guide explaining just that.
On the next few pages you’ll also find links to charities who
can offer safe places to live, counselling and support, advice
leaflets to download and information about how our specially
trained Domestic Abuse Liaison Officers can help.
We recognise that domestic violence isn’t gender specific and
that men suffer too. However a large number of the reports we
receive are from women so you may find our advice reflects
We have included a section specifically for men but the
information in the other pages should still be helpful.
We’ve also included the honest accounts of a man and woman
bravely moving on with their lives after seeking help.
We hope the information is both useful and reassuring.
Please don’t suffer in silence.