Domestic abuse

Domestic Violence National Helpline

Domestic abuse

We are committed to supporting domestic abuse victims – together with our partner agencies, we can and we will help you.

Our message is simple - no-one need suffer in silence.

  • Domestic abuse - the facts

    Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, but nobody needs to suffer in silence, we are here to help.

  • Is this happening to you?

    Domestic abuse can include physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. If this is happening to you, it is important to remember that it is not your fault, and we can and will help you.

  • How the police can help

    Our police officers are highly trained to deal with domestic abuse. They will listen and treat victims with sensitivity and respect.


  • Multi-agency working

    Suffolk Police works proactively with partner agencies to tackle domestic abuse.

  • Making a safety plan

    If you are a victim, your safety is paramount. Having a safety plan is one way you can help reduce the risk to you and any children you may have.

  • Support agencies

    In addition to the police, there are a number of support agencies which can help individuals affected by domestic abuse.


  • Clare's Law

    Are you concerned your partner has an abusive past? The introduction of Clare's Law means you can request background information about your partner from us.

  • Domestic Violence Notices and Orders

    Suffolk Police is committed to supporting and protecting victims of domestic abuse and from June 2014 it implemented the use Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders.

  • Domestic Abuse Action Plan

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) carried out an inspection of Suffolk Constabulary’s response to domestic abuse. This was part of a wider inspection across all police Forces in England and wales.