Domestic abuse can be any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between people who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender. This includes forced marriage and abuse within same sex relationships.
Domestic abuse can affect anyone, young or old, whatever your background. It can happen at any point in a relationship, including after you have split up.
Anyone forced to change their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner or ex-partner’s reaction is experiencing abuse.
Domestic abuse is never the fault of the person who is experiencing it.
In an emergency – if you are in immediate danger, or you suspect someone is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – to use the Silent Solution system call 999 from a mobile and then press 55 when prompted and your call will be transferred to the police. Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and doesn’t allow the police to track your location. If you don’t press 55 your call will be ended.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Coordination Team. Helpline telephone 0808 808 2241
Support For Women | Sheffield Domestic Abuse
Sheffield City Council
Refuge – National Domestic Abuse helpline is available on 0808 2000 247 (Free 24-hour national helpline)
Respect – Men’s Advice Line is available on 0808 801 0327 (Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse)
Galop – National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline is available on 0800 999 5428 (Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people)
Karma Nirvana (Honour Based Violence) UK helpline is available on 0800 599 247
Women’s Aid (Monday to Friday 8am -6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm)