If you are controlled or physically, sexually, economically or emotionally abused by a partner, ex-partner or family member, this is domestic abuse. Household isolation rules do not apply.

If you are in immediate danger, or suspect someone else is, call 999.                         

If you are unable to talk, call 999, listen to the operator and then either press 55 on a mobile, when prompted, or wait on a landline to be connected to the police, who will be able to help.

If you’re worried you, or someone you know, may be experiencing domestic abuse:

The Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge offers support for women: 0808 2000 247

Please click here for further information.

The Home Office has produced detailed advice for those experiencing domestic abuse and domestic violence access via this link >>