- If you are being abused or know someone who is at risk of being abused, contact us about your concerns.
- If the danger is immediate, contact the police or emergency services on 999.
Concerned about the safety or welfare of an adult?
It’s not your fault
Remember, if you’re being abused, it’s not your fault. Don't worry about telling others if you think you’re being abused - it’s important you get help. If you want, you can ask someone else to contact us on your behalf. Your call can remain anonymous and everything you say will be kept confidential.
What happens once you’ve contacted us?
We’ll talk to you as soon as possible. We’ll usually ask your permission - or the permission of the vulnerable person you’re worried about - before we do anything, or share any information about the situation with other people.
(The only exceptions to this are in situations where others may also be at risk of abuse, or if the person is not able to make their own decisions because of a lack of mental capacity.)
- Victim Support - help from your local team
- Weekly drop-in for domestic violence sufferers
- Sutton Women's Centre
- National Domestic Violence hotline - 24 hours a day
- National Centre for Domestic Violence (quick injunctions against the abuser)
- Abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault - NHS Choices
- Cover your tracks online (Womens aid)