If you or someone you know is at immediate risk or feel that you are in danger, please call 999. If it is not an emergency but you need help from the police, please call 101. For non-emergencies you can also report a crime online: www.police.uk/pu/contact-the-police/report-a-crime-incident/
If you need help or advice on domestic abuse, whilst the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office is not able or permitted to provide support to individuals, there are many specialist organisations available to help you. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline for England offers 24-hour support on 0808 2000 247 as does Live Fear Free in Wales 0808 8010 800. Please see a list of other helplines and support organisations on our Resources page.
Whilst we are prohibited from getting involved in or advocating on behalf of individual cases, we welcome all survivors who wish to share their stories and feedback with us; this is invaluable in building our understanding of issues, good as well as bad practice and shaping our priorities. We would ask however that you do not send sensitive documents to us.
As the work of our Office develops, we will be looking to engage proactively with survivors on a variety of issues. Opportunities to get involved will be shared on our website and social media pages.
Here you can find a list of organisations that offer support and help to victims and survivors.
Please read more from some of the survivors that we have spoken to.
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We welcome all survivors who wish to share their stories and feedback with us; this is invaluable in building our understanding of issues, good as well as bad practice and shaping our priorities.