If you are facing violence you do not have to put up with it. There is support available. Contact the services below for free confidential advice. They can also direct you to local support services.
Women's Aid Free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247
Refuge - For women and children. Against domestic violence.
Broken Rainbow - Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.
Mankind - For men experiencing violence.
Contact Men’s Advice Line www.mensadviceline.org.uk Tel: 0808 801 0327
Deter Innovations - Deter Innovations primary aim is to work with a wide range of organisations and individuals to help them, through their programmes, training and consultancy, to prevent the continuation of domestic abusive behaviour and violence within intimate partner and close family relationships and to ensure a positive outcome for the family and children.
The Chief Inspector of Constabulary produced a damning report on the Police's response to Domestic Abuse last week.
Assistant Chief Constable Rolfe, the Association of Chief Police Officers lead on Domestic Abuse mentioned to positive work on prevention which some forces, notably Sussex and Lancashire are undertaking with White Ribbon Campaign.
Several global surveys suggest that half of all women who die from homicide are killed by their current or former husbands or partners.