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If you are experiencing abuse or neglect there is help in place for you if you call Social Care Direct.

If you know anyone that is experiencing abuse or neglect you must report it.


CALL 0345 6037630


If in immediate danger always call 999

Reporting Abuse/Neglect

The documents below will help you to understand what happens when you report abuse/neglect to Social Care Direct.



People You Can Talk To


COMPASS – 24/7 Domestic Abuse Helpline Compass provides information, advice and guidance to the public and professionals who have concerns about family, friends and people they work with who may be victims of Domestic Abuse.

Next Chapter - help for adults and children affected by domestic abuse.

Changing Pathways - help including refuges and counselling. 

The Change Project - for victims and perpetrators.

Victim Support - local branch of the national scheme

Domestic Violence Assist  Specialises in assistance to obtain emergency injunctions from being further abused.

Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline  Free 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge.

Men’s Advice Line  Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline  Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people.

National Centre for Domestic Violence  Specialises in assistance to get emergency injunctions from being further abused.

National Stalking Helpline  Guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.

Victim Support  Free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends.