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Domestic Abuse Page

Definition: may include psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional abuse; so-called “honour” based abuse and forced marriage.


Campaign: Working With Perpetrators 

New services aimed at breaking the cycle of domestic abuse are now available. They will help people to reflect on their behaviour and the damage this can cause and what they can do to change.

More information on the Working With Perpetrators Flyer.


If you want to change your behaviour please click on the image below. 




How to get help:

Always call 999 if immediate risk

To make a disclosure of domestic violence either for yourself or someone else contact Essex Police’s Domestic Abuse Central Referral Unit by calling us on 101 extension 180340 or call Essex Police's dedicated domestic abuse non-emergency number 0800 358 0351.

For further information please visit the Essex Police website by clicking below. 


Find support local and relevant to you. Essex Victims Gateway is where you can find information and advice on what to do and how to get help if you have been a victim of crime in Essex, Southend or Thurrock.



The Southend, Essex and Thurrock domestic abuse partnership website, provides advice and information on services for those affected by domestic abuse. 

Guidance can be found for victims, perpetrators and for professionals who work in the field, please click on the icon below to visit the site. 


COMPASS is the new point of access for victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock; providing information, advice and guidance and where appropriate assessment and access to specialist services.

COMPASS provides information, advice and guidance to the public and professionals who have concerns about family and friends and people they work with who may be victims of domestic abuse.

The service is accessible 24hrs a day. Callers can speak with a trained member of staff and there is also an online form for both public and professionals wishing to make a referral via the website.

COMPASS is delivered by Southend on Sea Domestic Abuse Projects.

Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0330 333 7 444


Charities & Organisations 

The effects of domestic abuse on survivors/victims include the direct effects on them and their relationships with other people, particularly their children. There are a number of local and national organisations who can offer help and support. Please click on the links below, to visit the websites. 















Resources for Professionals

New Domestic Abuse service in Essex.

Useful Documents



Agency referral VAWG perpetrator pathway - this needs to be completed and sent to