Protection from domestic violence

An action you can take for your safety

  • If you are in imminent danger of being assaulted, or you have just been assaulted, call the police. Dial 999 and ask for the police.
  • If you are very frightened for your or your children’s safety leave (taking the child with you) as soon as you can.
  • Phone the National Domestic Violence Helpline (0808 2000 247) or the Welsh Domestic Abuse Helpline {0808 801 0800) for help or
  • Go to the nearest police station, or
  • Phone the police, and ask to speak to someone from the Domestic Violence Team.

The best way to protect yourself through the legal process is to find a family law solicitor.