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Are you worried about someone you know?
Information for friends / family members / neighbours of those who may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Don't put yourself at risk - if you think someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.
Are you concerned about someone you know whose behaviour may have changed?
Has a friend has become quiet and withdrawn?
This is purely an indication that something may be wrong.
Physical violence is only one form of domestic abuse. To understand what someone you know may be experiencing, read the information below by clicking on one of the questions. Before or after doing so - please be aware that there are numerous agencies you can contact for further advice.
It is important to remember that control is a key factor of domestic abuse. Therefore, please do not try to dictate what action your friend, relative or neighbour should take.
- Is my friend being abused?
- Could my friend be abusing someone?
- What if my friend has been sexually abused?
- How can my friend get help, and what is likely to happen?
- Who can my friend talk to?
- What about children affected by domestic abuse?
- Where can I find a directory of services?
- Where can my friend find a directory of services for them - if they may be experiencing abuse?
- Where can my friend find a directory of services for them - they may be abusing someone?
- How can I, or my friend, use this website safely?