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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, 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

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