If you're a victim of domestic abuse, or know someone who is, and there's an emergency that's ongoing or life is in danger, call 999 now.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the Essex Police textphone service 18000 or text 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
Other ways to report:
- by calling 101 (If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service on 18001 101)
- in the safety of your local police station (if you require a translator, Police can provide someone initially by phone and later in person)
Adult Social Care
If you are being abused in relation to your care and support needs, contact Adult Social Care.
Telephone: 0345 603 7630
Textphone: 0345 758 5592
Monday to Thursday, 8:45am to 5pm
Friday, 8:45am to 4:30pm
Out of hours telephone: 0345 606 1212
Compass is a single point of access funded by Essex County Council in partnership with the Office of Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to support victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.
Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0330 333 7 444
Helpline available from 8 am to 8 pm weekdays and 8 am to 1 pm weekends. Messages will be responded to within 24hrs.
Domestic abuse is a pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner. It can happen at any point in a relationship, including after you have split up.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, background, gender, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. However, statistics show most domestic abuse is carried out by men and experienced by women.
Domestic abuse is never the fault of the person who is experiencing it.
Domestic abuse is a crime.
24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
If you need someone to speak to, Samaritans are available 24/7 to listen and help you.
Call 116 123 or visit https://www.samaritans.org/