If you or someone you know needs support because of domestic abuse, please call us on 01453 764385

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Support: Stay safe now

We can help you to live a life free from abuse.

If you are looking for a way to escape domestic abuse, please call us on 01453 764385 Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm. We can help you to make a safe plan.

In the meantime, here are some ways that you and your children can stay safe:

At home

  • Do you have trusted neighbours, could you tell them what is happening in your home? Could you go to them in an emergency? Would they be able to call the police for you?
  • Pack an emergency bag and keep it somewhere safe, at a trusted family member or friend’s house.
  • Know where your phone is and keep it charged with credit. If your phone is broken or taken from you do you know where the nearest phone you could call for help is? Could you keep a second phone hidden somewhere at home?
  • If you suspect you are going to be physically hurt, move to a lower risk area of the house. Try to stay away from areas where there is no access to a phone or there are items which could be used as weapons.
  • Would you know how to get out of your home in an emergency? Plan an escape route for a crisis situation.
  • Do any professionals know your situation e.g. School, Work, Social Workers. Do you have their numbers saved in your phone if you need to make a call?
  • Can you keep a small amount of money somewhere safe, enough to get a bus or transport to safety?
  • Do you know where your important documents are in the home such as passport, birth certificates? You might need these in a hurry if you have to leave.
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Useful Apps:

Hollie Guard App

Hollie Guard

A shake or tap of your phone activates the app immediately notifying your chosen contacts with your location, sending audio and video evidence to their phones.

Bright Sky App

Bright Sky

Bright Sky offers support and information to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse. Please only download this app if it is safe for you to do so and your phone is not being monitored.

Cover your tracks

How to keep safe when using this page and the internet 

Our site has an exit button, this will exit the page but will not delete the history which shows you have accessed it.  

Internet browsers save information such as images from websites you have visited, information you have searched for and a history of the sites you have accessed.   

If the device you log into the internet on does not have a password it may be easier for someone to track the information you have been looking at. It may be safer for you to use a friend’s device or one at a local library, especially if you are looking at sites to help and support with domestic abuse.

Delete your history:

You can delete your browsing history, however please remember that anyone else using your laptop, phone or computer may notice this.

Find out how to delete your history:

Browse privately:

Browsing data (like your history, temporary internet files, and cookies) isn’t saved on your computer once you’re done.

Find out how to browse privately:

Toolbars:

Some toolbars will keep a log of the information you have searched for.

Find out below how to delete this information:

women's aid

The Survivor’s Handbook

The Survivor’s Handbook provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.