Domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse? Help and advice

Domestic abuse is...'Any incident of threatening behaviour or abuse (physical, psychological, financial, sexual or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender.'

Help and advice

A personal safety plan is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children. It helps you plan in advance for the possibility of future violence and abuse. It also helps you to think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship, or if you decide to leave.

If you decide to leave your partner or family because of domestic abuse, here are some useful contact details.

Northamptonshire Policenon-emergency dial 101 - domestic abuse information webpage.
In an emergency always dial 999.

Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service offers support and advice for victims of domestic abuse in Northamptonshire - 0300 0120154

Northamptonshire Sunflower Centre offers support and advice to high risk male and female victims of domestic abuse - 01604 888211

 offers support, outreach and aftercare to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse - 0845 123 2311

National Women's Aid - 0808 2000 247   

Victim Support offers emotional and practical support and information to male and female victims by phone or in a safe environment.  
0300 303 1947 (8am - 8pm Mon - Fri and Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm)       

Honour-based Violence - help and advice on a crime or incident which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or the community.

Citizens Advice Bureau - 0844 855 2122 

Relate Northamptonshire offers confidential counselling to people with relationship problems or difficulties and can work individually with survivors of domestic abuse - 01604 634400.

Homes Direct offers housing advice, access to the Housing Register and assistance in relation to homelessness prevention. 0345 600 5050