Domestic abuse - help and support
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, help and support is available, regardless of age, gender and sexuality.
If you are in immediate danger please call 999.
We understand that the first call for help is a big step.
We work with Harbour Support - a specialist domestic abuse service that helps people living in County Durham.
Your call will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively, you do not have to face your problems alone.
You could also go to your GP, health visitor, social worker, housing officer or the police who can get advice on your behalf.
If you are a woman and need to leave your home, women's refuges are available.
Forced marriage and 'honour-based' violence
You have the right to choose. If you or someone you know is being forced into a marriage or is a victim of honour-based violence, contact Choices Forced Marriage Helpline on 08005 999 365.
If you do not think you are a victim of domestic abuse but are concerned about conflict/arguments in your relationship (whether you are together or separated) and the impact this may have on your child, the 'Relationships Matter' programme can give you free support and space to talk.
See Help with family relationships for more information.