Technical issues

It’s taking longer to process some of our forms due to a technical issue. Please continue to use our forms and we will handle your requests as soon as possible.

×

Crime, antisocial behaviour and nuisance Get help and advice about domestic abuse

If you need to get off this page quickly for any reason, click this button and the page will automatically switch you to the BBC website

Domestic abuse is the abuse of someone within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and habitual use of intimidation to control another person – usually a partner, ex-partner or other family member.

Abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, or a combination of these. Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they’re frightened of someone’s reaction is being abused.

Report Abuse:

If you are in immediate danger, phone 999, or get someone else to phone, and state whether you need the police, ambulance or fire service. Move to a safe place, avoiding kitchens or stairs, and stay near a door for a quick escape. If in doubt, get out.

If the situation is not an emergency, but you still need the police, call 101.

If you need general advice, information or support:

  • Get information resources, and a searchable directory of services for people experiencing domestic abuse, and for professionals at endthefear.co.uk, Manchester’s multi-agency Domestic Abuse website
  • Contact Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline: a free, confidential line whose staff can provide advice, help you formulate a safety plan, and access refuge spaces across the country. Advice is also available in Urdu and Punjabi. Tel: 0161 636 7525.
  • Male victims of abuse can get help and advice from Men's Advice Line on 0808 801 0327
  • Phone the National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247
  • If you are concerned about your own behaviour, and worry that you already are, or could become abusive, get support at disrespectnobody.co.uk

Was this page helpful?

Was this page helpful?

Fields marked * cannot be left blank

Feedback submitted to us on this form is monitored but you won’t receive a reply. In an emergency, visit our emergency contact details page. Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.