Domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse in the UK?

The Governments definition of domestic abuse is: “Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.”

If you are experiencing domestic abuse there is support available. You are not alone. 

You can get help: 

  • With legal issues, domestic abuse is against the law
  • With housing, if we have a report of domestic abuse we will support you along with the support agencies
  • With money
  • Protecting your children
  • Protecting yourself
  • Government benefits
  • Confidential and Specialist Services to support you 


Important contact details

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Safe Lives) 

The Wales Domestic Abuse Helpine

Cardiff Rise

Vale of Glamorgan Atal Y Fro

Newport Cyfannol Womens Aid

Bridgend Womens Aid

RCT Pontypridd Womens Aid

Merthyr Tydfil Domestic abuse Resource Team

0808 2000 247

0808 801 0800


01446 744755

0330 056 4456

01656 679555

01443 400791

07539 170396