Devon domestic abuse helpline: 0345 155 1074
Rape crisis helpline: 0808 802 9999
Domestic abuse is the misuse of power and the exercise of control by one person over another within the context of any intimate or close relationship. Such abuse may manifest itself in a variety of ways including physical violence, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual violence and abuse, financial control and abuse and the imposition of social isolation or movement deprivation.
Frequently, domestic abuse includes threats of violence, threats of suicide, or threats to take the children from the abused person. It may also include breaking objects, hurting pets, abusive language, sexual abuse, driving recklessly to endanger or scare the abused person, isolating family members from others, and controlling access to money, cars and credit.
Help and support
If you are in immediate danger call the police on 999 now.
24 Hour Advice Lines:
National Women’s Aid – 0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327
Samaritans – 08457 909090
Childline – 0800 1111
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Shelterline – 0808 800 4444