Domestic Abuse and Violent Crime

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Useful contacts:

In an emergency always dial  999

Clare's Law website (Clare's Law gives you the right to ask Police about a partner's history if you're concerned they could be violent) - http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/abuse-against-the-person/domestic-violence-disclosure-scheme

Southern Domestic Abuse Services - www.southerndas.org/

National Domestic Violence Helpline  - http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Victim Support - http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Mens Advice Line & Enquiry (MALE) - http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/mens_advice.php.html 

Honour Network Helpline - http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline - http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/

For a full list of services available to you in your area, including refuge and outreach support please visit the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Website www3.hants.gov.uk/healthandwellbeing/domesticabuse.htm

About Domestic Abuse:

Domestic Abuse can affect anyone.  It can happen between you and your partner or ex-partner.  Domestic Abuse can also happen between other family members.

Domestic Abuse is a series or pattern of behaviour which can be in the form of a threat of violence, actual violence or abuse.  It can also take the form of:

  • constant criticism
  • pressure
  • disrespect
  • isolation
  • harassment
  • constant questioning
  • witholding money or other material things
  • destroying belongings
  • making threats

If you are a victim of Domestic Abuse?

  • In an emergency always call 999
  • Arrange where you might go if you have to leave urgently
  • Find places where you can quickly and safely use the phone 
  • Keep keys, money and anything else you may need in a safe place, should you have to leave quickly
  • Talk to your children, let them know it is not their fault. 
  • Talk to relatives, friends, your doctor, nurse or others about how you feel

Should you decide to leave home try to contact a specialist organisation such as one of those listed above, they will be able to give you some advice on things you may not have thought of, especially leaving safely.