Domestic Abuse

Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for the Safer Portsmouth Partnership because it is the most common cause of assaults in Portsmouth (29%). It causes emotional and physical harm to the survivors and children, and wider consequences such as loss of opportunity, isolation from friends, and/ or poor physical and mental health. In the UK, more than two women a week are killed by their partner or former partner. Helping people to recognise abusive relationships and access help and support is key to preventing and reducing the harm caused by domestic abuse in the city.

Children and Young people

In an emergency situation always call 999.

Click here to see the Hideout a website for young people.

If you’re 13 or over and are experiencing abuse from a partner, you can call Vickie on 023 9268 8472 or, for more information, take our Is This Love quiz.

16+ and experiencing abuse in your relationship?

In an emergency situation always call 999.

If you are safe, but need to report a crime such as criminal damage, physical violence or sexual violence the call the Police on 0845 045 45 45 or 101.

If you are safe, but need to talk with someone about your situation then speak to a trusted friend or family member.

If you can’t talk to a friend or family member then speak to a trusted adult or professional such as a teacherlecturerschool/college/university nurse, your GP, your practice nurse or a youth worker. They are all trained to support you.

You can also get help or more information about abuse in relationships from any of the organisations listed below. All calls are treated confidentially.

Southern Domestic Abuse Service (SDAS)

Call SDAS, our domestic abuse team, for advice and support on 023 9206 5494 9am-9pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm weekends and bank holidays.