Domestic abuse can include a wide range of abusive behaviour. It can happen to anyone; partners, ex-partners, family members; regardless of sexuality, gender, religion, orientation, race, background or upbringing.

Children and young people can also be affected by domestic abuse they see and hear and can also be harmed as part of domestic abuse between adults. However, many young people also experience domestic abuse from their boyfriend or girlfriend.

Find out more by watching the animations below:

  1. A story of male on female domestic abuse
  2. A story of financial abuse
  3. The different types of domestic abuse
  4. A story of female on male domestic abuse
  5. A story of abuse from a gay man
  6. A story of honour based abuse
  7. A young person’s story of abuse
  8. A story of male on female domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can take many forms such as:

Support services

  • Doncaster Domestic Abuse hub – 01302 737080
  • IDAS Barnsley – 03000 110 110
  • IDAS Sheffield – 0808 808 2241
  • Rotherham Rise – 0330 2020571

The 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline will also listen to your voice, 0808 2000 247.

If it is an emergency or you are in immediate danger then call 999. If you can’t speak, listen to the operator and cough, or press the keys on your phone. You will be asked to press 55, this is known as the ‘Silent Solution’, and it will be known that your call is an emergency.

You can report domestic violence on the front webpage of South Yorkshire Police’s website through the online portal.

You can report domestic abuse 100% anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. Find out more on CrimeStoppers website.

Visit our CrimeStoppers page for posters, leaflets and business cards.

Click here to read the information document, Information for Victims of Strangulation, from the Institute for Addressing Strangulation.