Advice for victims of domestic abuse

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, there is help and support available to you. Help is only a phone call away. Domestic abuse is a crime. You do not have to put up with it.

If you think a family member or friend is experiencing domestic abuse, there are also things you can do to help. To find out what to do if someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please view 'If someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse' leaflet (PDF 348 Kb - opens new window).

Women’s Aid has produced a document called ‘The Survivor’s Handbook’ (opens new window), which provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.

The Survivor’s Handbook is available in the following languages:

  • Arabic Bengali.
  • Chinese.
  • Greek.
  • Gujarati.
  • English.
  • Polish.
  • Punjabi.
  • Somali.
  • Spanish.
  • Turkish.
  • Urdu.