Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It is not your fault. Don’t suffer in silence. You have the right to live your life free from fear, abuse and violence.
Sheffield has a range of domestic abuse services that offer support for women, children, young people, and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Who can help?
Call the free National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hours a day: 0808 200 0247.
Call the free Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline for local support and information Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm: 0808 808 2241.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can arrange interpretation and translation into your language.
In an emergency, when you or someone you know is at risk of immediate harm, call 999.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team (DACT)
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team works as part of the Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership to ensure that support is available for women, children, young people, and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Help available includes:
- one to one support and support groups
- advice on being safe in your own home and safety equipment
- access to safe places and refuges
- financial advice
- information about your legal options
- housing advice if you need to move
- support to help you think through your options and help you make decisions that are right for you
- advice about the impact on children and how best to support them
Identify domestic abuse
Domestic abuse is about power and control and can involve physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, as well as forced marriage, ‘honour-based’ violence, stalking, harassment, isolation and denial.
Domestic abuse happens in all cultures and all social classes. It is mostly women who are abused by male partners or ex-partners, but men can experience domestic abuse and women can be abusers.
Help someone who is being abused
It can be hard to know how to support a friend, colleague, employee or relative who is being abused. Call the Helpline and they can give you advice and support.