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Domestic Abuse

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:

  • Physical violence
  • Verbal threats and put downs
  • Psychological and emotional abuse such as isolation from loved ones or humiliation
  • Sexual violence such as rape
  • Financial control such as withholding money

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.

Contacting the police

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.
In an emergency, always dial 999.

Live Fear Free Helpline (for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence) 

The Live Fear Free HelplineOpens new window 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,
Safer Swansea Partnership,
City and County of Swansea,

The Domestic Abuse Hub

The Domestic Abuse Hub brings together Swansea Council and its partners in health, police and the third sector to help children and families experiencing domestic abuse or escalating relationship problems.

Council staff, service providers, partner agencies, charities and survivors have all contributed to its design in a bid to tackle the more than 4,000 reported incidents in the city each year where children are present or known to reside in the household, and help hundreds of families seeking help.

The hub provides a whole family approach to ensure children, young people and their families feel safe, and not afraid, now and in the future, by being supported by the right people at the right time, so that they get the help they want and need.

Services will be provided by staff in the hub or by the most appropriate service in poverty and prevention and/or the 3rd sector to meet the needs identified.

For more information, please click PDF Document Domestic Abuse Hub Information Leaflet (PDF, 553KB)Opens new window.


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