Category: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and abuse

dont-suffer-in-silenceOne in four women and one in six men will be victims of domestic abuse at some time in their life.

We have created a helpful guide which gives you the facts and useful numbers for you to contact for help and advice.

Domestic abuse isn’t just physical violence it can include

  • verbal abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • financial abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • forced marriage
  • female genital mutilation
  • honour based violence

DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE…..You can survive domestic abuse

If you or a friend or relative require advice or assistance, services available, with contact telephone numbers and/or websites are detailed below.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – Provides advice for women suffering from Domestic Abuse

Call 0808 2000 247
email  i[email protected]
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MALE (National Men’s Advice Line & Enquiries) – Provides advice and support for men suffering or have suffered from Domestic Abuse

Call 0808 801 0327
email [email protected] 

Broken Rainbow – Provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women who are experiencing domestic abuse

Call 0300 999 5428
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Respect – Information & advice for perpetrators

Call 0808 802 4040
Email [email protected]


Child Line – ChildLine counsellors are trained staff and volunteers who all have experience of listening and talking to children and young people.

Call 0800 1111

Forced Marriage Unit – Information and practical advice for anyone affected by forced marriage

Call 0207 008 0151
email : [email protected]

Victim Support – The national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected

Call 0845 30 30 900 Weekdays 8am to 8pm, weekends 9am to 7pm, bank holidays 9am to 5pm
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 National Stalking helpline – The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

Call 0808 802 0300
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In an emergency, always call the Police on 999

For non emergencies call 101

Note: Links checked 08/12/2015

The Community Matters Money Show

Betar Bangla radio station on 1503 AM host a show which aims to help you avoid money problems and take back control. Join in the conversation on the last Thursday of every month between 4pm and 5pm. There is a mix of live guests that you can call to ask your questions. Forthcoming topics are:

29 June – Council Tax arrears

27 July – Mental Health and debt

31 August – Domestic Violence and debt

28 September – Financial Inclusion and debt

Hate crime reporting centre

call-centreSwan’s Head Office in Billericay has been recognised as an official Hate Crime Reporting Centre for Basildon Council working in partnership with Essex Police.

This means that residents and members of the public can visit the office to report a hate crime to Swan staff instead of speaking to the Police directly. Read more

Hate Crime is wrong

hate-crimeHave you or someone you know been a victim of hate crime or experienced a hate incident?

Hate crime, in any form, is wrong.  Read more