Advice if you are experiencing abuse:

  • You are not alone. You can get help and there are advocates and specialists who can help.
  • You are not to blame nor are you responsible for the abuse.
  • Please do not suffer in silence. There are experts who can help.
  • If it is an emergency call 999.
  • If you cannot speak call 999, wait and then press 55 and you will be transferred to the police and they will know that you need help.
  • Get good practical advice from the 24hr freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service 0203 866 4107
    info@paladinservice.co.ukwww.paladinservice.co.uk in the UK
  • In the US Call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Please ensure you are aware of the risk factors using the DASH www.dashriskchecklist.co.uk
  • Please tell family and friends what is happening to you.
  • Do not allow the abuser to isolate you from family and friends.
  • Keep a diary of the behaviour and the impact it is having on you.
  • Collect all the evidence – texts, emails, social media message, photos, letters, recordings etc.
  • Report abuse to police and take the DASH and your diary with you along with the coercive control law