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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence can happen to anyone, at any stage of their life.

Abuse and violence such as this is not acceptable; if you know someone who is, or may be, experiencing domestic violence and abuse there are things that you can do to help and people who can provide you with advice and support.

Main helpline

Call our free and confidential Live Fear Free Helpline:

0808 8010 800

(lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

What happens when I call this number?

Talk to someone confidentially using the Live Fear Free live chat service:

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Live chat is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Use our text messaging service:

078600 77333

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

What happens when i text this number?

Email our helpline advisors and start a conversation:

How do I start a conversation?

Other organisations that can help

Welsh Women's Aid

Direct services for women and children who have experienced, or who are experiencing domestic abuse.

0808 80 10 800

www.welshwomensaid.org

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Galop - National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.

T: 0800 999 5428

E: help@galop.org.uk

www.galop.org.uk

Project Dyn

Free and confidential support to men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner.

0808 801 0321

www.dynwales.org

New Pathways

Provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

01685 379 310 (mid, west and south Wales)

www.newpathways.org.uk

View more in the Service directory

Ynys Saff SARC Cardiff and Vale UHB

Offers independent support service to victims of all ages and genders and also provides counselling and group support programmes.

T: 029 2033 5795

www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/ynys-saff-sarc

 

Related links

Domestic abuse is the use of control by one person over another in an intimate or close family relationship; the abuse can be sexual, physical, financial, emotional or psychological.
Sexual violence is any sexual act or activity which is unwanted and which has not been consented to. Sexual violence can affect anyone, at any stage of their lives.
Anyone who has been sexually abused needs to be listened to and believed. They may benefit from support in finding out about the specialist services that are available for them.
People who have experienced sexual violence react in a variety of ways. It can be difficult to recognise the signs but there are some changes that you may be able to identify.
Abuse and violence such as this is not acceptable; if you know someone who is, or may be, experiencing domestic violence and abuse there are things that you can do to help and people who can provide you with advice and support.

About Live Fear Free

Live Fear Free is a Welsh Government website, providing information and advice for those suffering with violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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