More than 300 referrals were made to police and social services by the NSPCC in Wales about domestic abuse in the last two years.
Now the NSPCC is urging the public to pick up the phone if they have a concern after a 13% rise in cases referred to Welsh authorities in the last year.
Callers were seeking guidance from the NSPCC’s trained advisers after witnessing distressing things such as visible bruises, parents being hospitalised, children being exposed to rage and rough handling, and aggressive behaviour towards parents of young babies.
There were 324 referrals to police and social services from the NSPCC helpline in Wales over the last two years, with 152 in 2015/16 and 172 in 2016/17.
The NSPCC is working in collaboration with the Welsh Government's Live Fear Free programme, which provides advice and information for those suffering with violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence, in a bid to support the implementation of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015.
To seek guidance or report a concern, you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.