If you are concerned the chances are high that you may know a sister, mum, colleague, cousin or friend who is experiencing abuse behind closed doors.
Unless you are trying to help someone who has been very open about their experiences it may be difficult for you to acknowledge the problem directly.
However, there are some basic steps that you can take to assist and give support to a friend, family member, colleague, neighbour or anyone you know who confides in you that they are experiencing domestic abuse.
In an emergency please call the police on 999.
If you are worried about someone you know there is plenty of advice and support available >