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Suffolk domestic abuse helpline

0800 977 5690

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone

Are you worried about a friend/relative/colleague? We're here to offer support, advice and action

The Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline is here for you

  • Call if you are a survivor of domestic abuse and need action

  • Call if you're concerned about a friend/family member or colleague and need advice

  • Call if you're a professional and need guidance

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According to Refuge, the charity that runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline:

  • 1 woman in 4 will experience domestic abuse over the course of her lifetime

  • Every 30 seconds the police receive a call for help relating to domestic abuse

  • On average, 240 women call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline every single day.

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According to the Mankind Initiative, a charity that helps men to escape domestic abuse:

  • 576,000 men were victims of partner abuse in 2018/9

  • In 2017/8 nearly half of male victims failed to tell anyone they were suffering

  • Men are three times less likely to tell anyone than women.

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According to the DVA Foundation:

  • Only 3 in 10 LGBTQ people who have experienced domestic or family violence have told someone about it

  • Available evidence indicates that over 60 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people have experienced domestic or family violence (DFV)

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