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 in Birmingham who can help if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse.

West Midlands Police Domestic Abuse support

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 800 0028

Birmingham LGBT Domestic Abuse Service
0121 643 0821

Bharosa Domestic Abuse Service – specialist support for women particularly those from a South Asian background.
0121 303 0368/0369

If you need somewhere to stay, any of the refuge services will help you

Council and social housing tenants
Council tenant's can call us on 0121 464 4700 and choose option 4 for antisocial behaviour
Housing association tenants can contact their landlord who may be able to help.

Nationwide support services

English National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
For Help Text 'NCDV' to 60777

Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327

Paladin (National Stalking Advocacy Service)
020 3866 4107
Paladin assists with high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales

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