Our staff and volunteers have worked with thousands of people affected by domestic abuse, to provide them with practical and emotional help and support.
Many survivors of domestic abuse have faced similar questions and barriers in asking for help; here are just some of the most common challenges that survivors have shared with us.
I’m frightened that if I do anything, it will get worse
There’s often a high level of violence and threat in relationships where domestic abuse is present and this can be intensified if there are children in the household.
If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, Victim Support and other specialist agencies can help you to think through your options and safety plan to ensure that, whatever decision you make, there are safeguards and support in place for you and your family members.