Domestic abuse occurs when an individual suffers physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse by a current partner, previous partner, or an adult family member.
It can include violence perpetrated by a son, daughter or any other person who has a close or blood relationship with the victim/survivor.
Sufferers may experience a combination of abusive behaviour, for example:
Both men and women may suffer domestic abuse. It's important to remember that it's not your fault; it's the abuser who has the problem – not you.
The Swansea Police Domestic Abuse Unit has specially trained police staff who are aware of the difficulties that you may be facing, and who can offer practical advice about how to stop the abuse, either for yourself or another. You can contact them on 01792 562759 during office hours.
If you believe that you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, you can report it to the police by dialling 101.
The All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline is a bilingual information signposting service, to help and guide people with experience of domestic abuse or sexual violence, who are in need of information or access to support services.
The Helpline is free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 0808 80 10 800
Domestic Abuse Coordination in Swansea
For any enquiries about how the Local Authority co-ordinates a multi-agency response to address domestic abuse in Swansea, please contact:
Ali Morris - Domestic Abuse Coordinator,