Leaving the abuse
Leaving an abusive relationship can be a dangerous time as the abuse often increases. To ensure you leave as safely as possible, make a safety plan where possible - even if you’re not planning to leave straightaway - and seek support from friends, family members or any of the organisations in the support available section below.
Try to leave when your partner is not at home, so they can't try to stop you. Try to arrange a place to stay before you leave and get advice about custody if you have any children.
Call the police on 999 if you have to leave in an emergency because you are assaulted. They may be able to arrest your partner, which could give you some time to leave safely.
There are a number of options if you are thinking about leaving.