Domestic Abuse, Abuse, Violence or Threats
Domestic abuse, including domestic violence and coercive control
Always call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if a crime is in progress
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It isn't just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.
It includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.
Anybody can experience domestic abuse, but nobody should. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, get help.
Where to get help
There are several organisations who can help if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service
Phone: 0845 602 9035
If you need somewhere to stay, any of the refuge services will help you
Stroud Beresford Group
Beresford Group (Stroud Women’s Refuge) are a local independent charity that provides Gloucestershire’s only women’s refuge.
Phone: 01453 764 385
Find other domestic abuse support services
Nationwide support services
English National Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 0808 200 0247
Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
Phone: 0800 999 5428
Men’s Advice Line
Tel: 0808 801 0327