IF YOU’RE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 999
What to do if you’re in immediate danger
Call 999 to contact the police
Available any time
Always free to call
Who does this information apply to?
Absolutely everyone. You can call the police on 999 if your own personal safety is threatened, if someone you know is at risk of immediate harm, or in case of an emergency.
What to expect when you call
When you call the police because you’re in danger from domestic abuse, their first priority should be the safety and well-being of you and your children. The police should support you by:
- Helping to protect you and your children
- Trying to reduce the risk of further violence
- Finding out what has happened and starting an investigation
- Offering you initial support and safety planning
- Directing you to organisations that can offer you further help and support
I’m not in immediate danger but need help and advice
Help for Women
Help for Children
Help for Men
If you’re a man experiencing domestic abuse
Call the local domestic abuse helpline for men, run by Equation.
I was too confused and embarrassed to tell my friends and family. Talking it through with someone was such a relief.
Just talking to someone about what I was going through helped me understand what support I needed.
With all the advice and support I’ve recieved I am starting to rebuild my life again.
I was so worried about my friend. On the helpline they talked through with me how I could support her.
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