Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is common.  Research shows that 1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 6 men will be affected by it in their lifetime.  Domestic abuse isn't just physical violence, It can be:

Mental - Emotional - Sexual - Financial Control - Bullying - Isolation - Harassment - Forced marriage - Honour Based Violence

Domestic abuse can affect anyone regardless of their religion, ethnicity, gender, race and sexuality, disability or lifestyle.

Don't suffer in silence. There are a wide range of different organisations which can offer real help and advice to the victims of domestic abuse:

In an emergency always dial 999


Essex Domestic Abuse helpline 0330 333 7444

COMPASS is a single point of access funded by Essex County Council in partnership with the Office of Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to support victims of domestic abuse across Southend, Essex and Thurrock.The single point of access is not replacing any support services already provided in Essex by SOS Domestic Abuse Projects, Changing Pathways and Next Chapter. Its function is to increase accessibility to ensure victims get the right support at the right time. Additional information can be found in the Related Content section


The Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Partnership (SETDAB) provides advice and services to those affected by domestic abuse. Additional information can be found in the Related Content section.

Housing Advice Services

Rochford District Council  01702 546 366


(Men's Advice Line and Enquiries)

A confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse and violence from their partners or ex-partners.

0808 801 0327

Mon-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Broken Rainbow

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

0800 9995428

Mon 2-8pm
Wed 10-1pm
Thurs 2-8pm
Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime and provides free and confidential support and information to help you deal with what you've been through as a victim or witness, whether or not you report the crime to the police. Victim Support also works to promote and advance the rights of victims and witnesses and is an independent organisation and not part of the police, courts or criminal justice agency.

0808 1689 111