If you are in immediate danger always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you. If you visit any of these websites, please read the ‘hide your visit’ / ‘cover your tracks’ / safety information – or click on ‘Exit Website’
24hr Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid)
Freephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
Gov UK– Controlling or Coercive Behaviour
The offence closes a gap in the law around patterns of controlling or coercive behaviour that occurs during a relationship between intimate partners, former partners who still live together or family members. This offence sends a clear message that this form of domestic abuse can constitute a serious offence particularly in light of the violation of trust it represents and will provide better protection to victims experiencing repeated or continuous abuse. It sets out the importance of recognising the harm caused by coercion or control, the cumulative impact on the victim and that a repeated pattern of abuse can be more injurious and harmful than a single incident of violence.
Thirty-five years ago Refuge set up the world's first refuge for women andchildren escaping domestic violence. Since then, Refuge has grown to become thelargest provider of emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women andchildren in the country and the leading voice in the campaign to end domesticviolence.
Women's Aid Federation of England Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
http://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic_violence_topic.asp?section=0001000100220042 - Emotional Abuse
For women who are experiencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual ordomestic violence or abuse. Offers advice, support and crisis intervention toabused women.