Domestic Abuse

Community Safety and Crime - Domestic Abuse Information

In an emergency, when you or someone you know is at risk of immediate harm, call 999.

Domestic Abuse – Coronavirus

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What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, is abusive behaviour (either physical, sexual, financial, psychological or emotional) between people who are intimate partners or family members. Domestic abuse can be Emotional and psychological, physical, financial or sexual.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. It is not your fault. Don’t suffer in silence. You have the right to live your life free from fear, abuse and violence.

Domestic Abuse Support in Rotherham  

Rotherham has a range of domestic abuse services that offer support for women, children, young people, and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. We offer:

  • One to one support
  • Support groups 
  • Advice on staying safe at home
  • Access to safe places and refuges
  • Financial advice
  • Legal advice
  • Housing advice
  • Advice about supporting children

If you are worried about a child

If there is no immediate risk of significant harm, please complete a worried about a child form with details of your concerns online:

  • Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership: http://www.rscp.org.uk/ The Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership and its Safeguarding Partners are continuing to ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and protected across Rotherham during this unprecedented time. The Partnership will be seeking assurances that agencies are working together effectively to protect frontline services, keep their staff safe and key services running.
  • Rotherham Council: https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/child-protection/worried-child

You can also telephone the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (Mash) to discuss your concerns. We can help you decide if you need to make a referral Tel: 01709 336080

If you are worried about an adult

If it is an emergency call 999 or you have reason to believe a crime has been committed in a non-emergency situation contact the police on 101.

In other cases, you can contact us anonymously and in confidence to report suspected abuse or neglect in the following ways:

Report domestic abuse online

Report domestic abuse by calling 01709 822330

Your concerns will be taken seriously, and we will act promptly and appropriately.

To find out more about safeguarding adults visit Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Board

Remember, always dial 999 in an emergency.