Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial. It happens within the home, inflicted by a family member or someone you are close to.

We work with local services to ensure victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence can get advice and support. We raise awareness with professionals and communities through promotional campaigns, education and training.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, financial or social standing, or their environment.

You do not have to put up with domestic abuse and there are steps you can take to escape it

What help is available?

There are many organisations that can help and support you. You are not to blame for the abuse, no matter what the abuser tells you.

The first steps to take are:

  • Recognise that abuse is happening to you
  • Accept that you are not to blame
  • Get help and support
If you are in danger, contact the police on 999

To talk to someone and for full details of the help available contact Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support either by calling 08000 198 668, texting 07557 800313 or emailing