Domestic abuse - here to help

Information about the support available for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse - including domestic violence, coercive control, forced marriage, and honour based abuse.

If you are experiencing abuse or using abusive behaviours you don't need to suffer in silence. Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service is here to help seven days a week on 0800 915 1561. Everyone has the right to live without violence, intimidation and fear. Below is a list of helpful organisations that you can contact to get help and support.

Making the decision to get help may be difficult, do what feels right for you. Our domestic abuse leaflet is also full of helpful advice on what to do if you are in a domestic abuse situation.

In an emergency please call the Police on 999

For non- emergencies call the Police on 101

National Domestic Violence Helpline for Women

Freephone: 0808 2000 247

Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service

A comprehensive local support service
Phone: 0800 915 1561

Men's Advice Line

For men who are victims of domestic abuse
Phone: 0808 801 0327

Broken Rainbow

Domestic abuse support for LGBT people
Freephone: 0800 999 5428

Honour Network Helpline

For those worried about or experiencing forced marriage and honour based crimes.
Phone: 0800 599 9247

Social Care Direct

For those worried about the safety of a child, vulnerable adult or older person.
Phone: 0345 8503 503 

Victim Support

When you have reported domestic abuse, you may be referred to Victim Support. They offer free and confidential support, aimed at helping you to feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime.
Even if you haven’t reported the crime, Victim Support can still help you.

You can contact them on 0300 303 1971 or for out of hours call them on 0808 16 89 111.

Email them at:

Female Genital Mutilation Helpline

Run by the NSPCC, if a girl or woman is in immediate danger of FGM call the Police on 999.
Phone: 0800 028 3550

Solicitors - resource for finding solicitors in Wakefield for legal support and advice.

Contact us

Domestic abuse
0800 915 1561