If I think someone may be experiencing domestic abuse – what
can I do?
Friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues are often aware
of, or suspect that domestic abuse is happening, but may be
reluctant to get involved. We are all responsible for doing what we
can to help and ensuring people do not live in fear. You may be the
first or only person that a victim may have spoken to, so please
- Be understanding
- Be supportive
- Let the person make their own decision
- Ask if they need medical help and if they want to report it to
This could include ringing 999 in an emergency, ringing
Worcestershire's Free Phone 24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline on
0800 980 3331 and/or Crime Stoppers on
0800 555 111 to report concerns, and gain advice
to appropriately direct people to the support they need.
You will not regret ringing, but may regret not ringing or
asking advice - call us today
This page was last reviewed 17 September 2012 at 11:58.
The page is next due for review 16 March 2014.