Call the All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline
Talk to someone on our confidential helpline, we can provide information and signposting services and tell you how you can access specialist help. Call us on 0808 80 10 800, any time of the day or night.
Reducing risk to yourself
If you are suffering from domestic abuse, you will need to consider reducing the risk to yourself from the person who is abusing. We recommend that you consider making a safety plan. This will help you to prepare in advance for times when you may be in danger or are being physically or verbally abused.
Do not retaliate - it's not safe
Always try to avoid retaliating as it is likely that it might escalate things and someone might get seriously hurt.
Try to leave the situation when you recognise the signs and triggers from your partner and feel that they may become violent or abusive to you.
If you retaliate and the Police are called it may be that they see you as the abuser and you could be arrested and charged, particularly if your partner has any injuries caused by your retaliation.
Call the Police
Report the violence to the Police, you do not have to press charges if you do not want to but it may help with any future incidents and can help to build a case against the perpetrator, if you do decide to press charges at a later time. They also may be able to identify your property as high risk and put a marker on their systems, to help keep you safe.
If you are frightened or in danger call the Police on 999.