Q109: I am frightened of my partner, he/she is violent, what can I do?
You can make a report to your local police who have specially trained officers who can offer help and support. You should report any assaults or acts of violence to the police so that action can be taken against your partner. The police have a responsibility to take positive action in reports of domestic violence.
The police are aware that speaking out about domestic violence can be very frightening, they will do their utmost to ensure that they provide all the help and support you require from the initial report through to any possible court proceedings.
For further help and information please see links to websites in related information.
Some other useful telephone numbers are -
- Womens' Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
- Refuge 0808 2000 247 (www.refuge.org.uk)
- Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 80 10 800 (www.welshwomensaid.org)
- ManKind Initiative 01823 334 244 (www.mankind.org.uk)
- National Centre for Domestic Violence 0800 970 2070 (http://www.ncdv.org.uk/)