What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. This can include, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:
- Controlling and coercive behaviour
- Stalking and Harassment
It is important to know that there are services out there that can provide advice at the right level for you, your children, family and friends.
- Anyone in immediate danger should call 999 – and press 55 on a mobile if you are unable to talk.
- Visit Gateshead Council Covid 19 Domestic Abuse advice page.
- Refuges can provide a safe place for victims to stay. Contact your local community Domestic Abuse teams. Gateshead: 0191 4333333
- Get information on free rail travel for victims fleeing Domestic Abuse
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones. Telephone: 0808 2000 247
- Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327.