Those who are subjected to violence, threats of violence, control, abuse or harassment in the family are entitled to ask the courts to protect them. This can lead to non-molestation (anti-harassment) orders and orders regulating who can live in the family home. Such orders can also have implications for arrangements for children.
In these circumstances, it is important to seek the involvement of the court straight away.
Please download our information sheet if you would like more details about what we can do to assist if you are subject to domestic abuse. Alternatively, you can call Gail, Sue, Adam, Simon or Tricia on 01223 443333 for a confidential initial discussion.
If you are in immediate danger, call 999 straight away and ask for the police.
National Domestic Violence Helpline (0808 2000 247)
Women’s aid (0808 2000 247)
Men’s advice line (0808 801 0327)
Broken Rainbow (for those suffering abuse in gay and lesbian relationships: 0300 999 5428)
The Hideout: online resource for children and young people affected by domestic abuse (or call Childline: 0800 1111)