If you are in immediate danger, or suspect someone else is, call 999. If you are unable to talk, call 999, listen to the operator and then either press 55 on a mobile, when prompted, or wait on a landline to be connected to the police, who will be able to help.
More than ever, GPs are recognizing a rise in domestic abuse and coercive relationships during the Covid pandemic. We want to help our patients to effectively identify if these factors exist in their life, talk to us and we will help you find the right support. Please find below contact details and useful links for domestic violence help lines for many different types of domestic violence and abuse. If you are not sure, you could also speak to our social prescribing link workers or to your GP.
Domestic abuse helpline (Oxfordshire and West Berkshire)
0800 731 0055 (Monday-Friday weekdays, 10am - 7pm)
National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 200 0247(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Helpful resources and helpline numbers:
The Respect Phone line offers support for men and women who are harming their partners and families: 0808 802 4040 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm).
Galop's National LGBTQ+ Domestic Abuse Helpline offers support for LGBTQ+ people: 0800 999 5428 (Monday - Thursday, 10am to 8:30pm, Friday, 10am to 4:30pm
The NSPCC helpline offers support for anyone worried about a child: 0808 800 5000 (M-F ,10am–4pm.
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