One in five women is abused by her partner or ex-partner.
If this is happening to you, you do not have to put up with it. You are not to blame for the violence or abuse, although your partner may say that you are. No one deserves to be abused.
If you are being abused you have choices. You may want to talk over your options with someone you trust or a worker from Women’s Aid. You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234.
Your partner’s violence is not your fault. You are not responsible for it.
Look after Yourself
Whether you decide to end the relationship with your partner or not, it is important to look after your physical and mental health and to think about how to protect you and your children from harm. You're probably already doing many things to help protect yourself and your children. Women’s Aid can give you ideas about what has helped other women.
There are some practical things you can do keep yourself and your children as safe as possible now.
Call for Help
If you need immediate help contact Women’s Aid or the police on 101 or call 999 if you are in danger.
You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234.
Nearest SWA Group
Find your nearest Women's Aid group
If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.
You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234