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    Q109: I am frightened of my partner, he/she is violent, what can I do?

    You can report the matter to the police who have specially trained officers who can offer you help and support. You should report any assaults or acts of violence to the police so that action can be taken against your partner. Police must take positive action in reports of domestic violence.

    However, the police are aware that speaking out about domestic violence can be very frightening so they will do their utmost to ensure that they provide all the help and support you require from the initial arrest through to any possible court proceedings.

    Some other useful telephone numbers are -

    Womens' Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 (www.womensaid.org.uk)
    Refuge 0808 2000 247 (www.refuge.org.uk)
    Broken Rainbow (Same Sex Abuse) 0300 999 5428 (www.broken-rainbow.org.uk)
    Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 80 10 800 (www.welshwomensaid.org)
    ManKind Initiative 01823 334 244 (www.mankind.org.uk)
    HALT (help with legal problems) 0113 243 2632 (www.halt.org.uk)
    National Centre for Domestic Violence 0844 8044 999 (http://www.ncdv.org.uk/)

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