Domestic abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, male or female, young or old. But you do not have to put up with it as everyone has the right to live safe and secure. If your husband, wife, partner, or someone else in your family hits you, tries to control what you do, threatens you or in some other way abuses you, you can do something about it.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse and violence, or know someone who is, there is help available to escape. We work closely with the Community Safety Partnership to make sure those affected get the support they need, and that those who inflict violence and abuse are caught and convicted.

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme also known as "Clare's Law" enables the police to disclose information to a victim or potential victim of domestic abuse about their partner's or ex-partner's previous abusive or violent offending. For more information and to make a request for information visit the West Mercia Police website.

How to get help and advice

  • In an emergency always dial 999
  • Call West Mercia Women's Aid Helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 783 1359. Calls are free from a landline.
  • Call Men's Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)
  • You can find help and advice on the West Mercia Women's Aid website and the Men's Advice Line website