Abuse and violence

Photo: Woman sat alone on park bench

The best way to protect yourself or a loved one and stop abuse from happening is to tell someone about it. This may feel difficult, especially if the person abusing you is a close friend or relative, but abuse and neglect is never acceptable. You don’t have to put up with it, and there is help available for you to put a stop to it.

National DA Helpline
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Women’s Aid
Website: www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/

Men’s Advice Line
Website: mensadviceline.org.uk

Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services
Website: devonrapecrisis.org.uk

Reducing the Risk
Website: reducingtherisk.org.uk/torbay/

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS)
Website: www.sanctuary-supported-living.co.uk/find-services/domestic-abuse/devon/torbay-domestic-abuse-service-tdas

Respect Phoneline
Help for domestic violence perpetrators.
Website: respectphoneline.org.uk

Support options for any type of abuse.
Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/abuse/

Victim Support
Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Supporting recovery from childhood abuse for adult survivors.
Website: napac.org.uk