Domestic abuse

    Are you in immediate danger?

    If you believe you or your child / children are in immediate danger, call 999 straight away.
    For non-emergencies, you can call Northumbria Police on 101.

    Help and support

    Need to talk? For advice and support, please contact our Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0191 433 3333.
    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
    Voicemail facility available outside of office hours.

    Recognising the signs

    Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

    • coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual abuse)
    • psychological and/or emotional abuse
    • physical or sexual abuse
    • financial abuse
    • harassment and stalking
    • online or digital abuse
    • honour based abuse
    • economic abuse

    Clare's Law

    The Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme is often called 'Clare's Law' after the landmark case that led to it. Clare's Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. Under Clare's Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member.

    To make an application you will need to attend a police station in person where a police officer or member of police staff will take the details of what prompted your enquiry. A safe means of contacting you will be established. You will need to give your name, address and date of birth.

    Worried about a child

    If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, please contact the Referral and Assessment team on 0191 433 2653.

    Are you 18 or under?

    Whatever your worry, you can get confidential advice and support whenever you need help from:
    •    Childline - 0800 11 11
    •    NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

    Own a dog?

    If you are worried about who would look after your dog The Dogs Trust may be able help. Call 0207 837 0006 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Links

    www.womensaid.org.uk

    www.refuge.org.uk
    Freephone helpline 0808 2000 247

    www.refuge.org.uk

    Contact us

    Domestic Abuse Team
    Gateshead Council
    Civic Centre
    Regent Street
    Gateshead
    NE8 1HH

    0191 433 3333
    Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
    Voicemail facility available outside office hours.

    domesticabuseteam@gateshead.gcsx.gov.uk

     

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