Safeguarding Adults:

Know it's not too late

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, at any age and for many who are suffering it’s hard to reach out to get help. Normally this happens behind closed doors, with friends and family often not realising what’s happening or knowing what to do.

If you feel afraid to speak out or like you have no other options, know it’s not too late to make this stop or to help a person suffering from domestic violence and abuse.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is when someone is subjected to any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour. But it isn’t just physical violence. If someone controls you psychologically, financially, emotionally, sexually or physically, this is not okay.

Who are the perpetrators?

An abuser could be a partner, a family member, a friend, a carer or somebody else you know.

Who is at risk?

Abuse can happen to anyone at any age. It can happen in any relationship, and even after the relationship has ended. Both men and women can be abused or abusers.

Get help

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, we can help.

Call SafeNet on 01253 347119

In an emergency or if you are in immediate danger, you should always call 999

Details of other organisations you can speak to:

Fylde Coast Women's Action helpline: 01253 596699

Women's Aid National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247