Domestic abuse is not only violence. It can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse, threats and causing damage to property.

These are all signs of domestic abuse:

  • One partner seems afraid of the other, or very anxious to please him or her
  • One partner often criticises or humiliates the other in front of other people
  • You can see physical injuries (bruises, broken bones, sprains, cuts etc) and may have been given unlikely explanation for their injuries
  • One partner is reluctant to leave children with the other partner.

We have specially trained domestic abuse officers and staff working in the background targeting known abusers and protecting vulnerable people using all the powers available to them.

 

  • To report domestic abuse call police on 101. If you’re reporting to police as abuse is happening call 999 for an immediate response.
  • Call the abuse and violence helpline Live Fear Free helpline on 0808 8010 800.
  • Download the free Brightsky app – it’s full of information and has a secret setting to help protect your privacy.
  • Visit ncdv.org.uk for free legal help, quickly.
  • To report domestic abuse call police on 101.
  • If you’re reporting to police as abuse is happening call 999 for an immediate response.
  • Don’t be afraid to report anything that concerns you. It’s not interfering and could really help. someone at risk of domestic abuse
  • Your phone call or support could make a real difference.

Clare’s Law is a disclosure scheme that allows victims or potential victims of domestic abuse to be made aware of a current or potential partner’s history of abuse or violence. Click here to find out more.

Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution system. This is a system for victims of domestic abuse who might be afraid of further danger if they are overheard when calling 999 in an emergency.

When somebody calls 999, an operator will ask which emergency service is required. If the caller is unable to speak, the call will be forwarded to an operating system.

Listen to the questions, respond by coughing or tapping if you can, and when asked press 55 on your keypad. The operator will transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.

 

If you're suffering domestic abuse - don't suffer in silence. You can report this to us online HERE, by email to contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101. In an emergency, always call 999.