Domestic abuse

Notice from Hampshire Constabulary:

"You may have seen on the news that there could be a rise in domestic abuse while people have to self-isolate and stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families are under increased pressure while schools are closed and there is uncertainty about jobs and finances as the government tries to suppress the spread of the virus.

We are working closely with our partners and the charities that support victims of domestic abuse to make sure that we carry on supporting victims and responding to calls for help. Keeping people safe is our number one priority and it’s important that you know that if you are being abused at home you can still call us, we still care and we will still help you. If it’s an emergency and you or someone else is in immediate danger, always call 999.

if you would rather talk to someone other than the police, then there is still support available from local and national agencies. This leaflet contains numbers for organisations who can offer advice and support for female or male victims, as well as children living in a home where abuse is taking place.

If you are abusing someone or worried that you might, there is also help available from the Respect helpline, 0808 802 4040 or at:"


Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service: 03300 165112

Victim Care Service (Hampshire and IoW): 0808 178 1641

Stop Domestic Abuse (Portsmouth): 023 9206 5494

Aurora New Dawn: 023 9247 9254

Yellow Door (Southampton): 023 80636313

PIPPA (Southampton): 023 8091 7917

You Trust (IoW): 0800 234 6266

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

National LGBT + Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428

If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, then call Childline: 0800 1111