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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse includes a range of abusive behaviours which are used by an abusive partner, or ex-partner or family member to maintain power and control over you.

Domestic abuse is not a one-off incident but is an on-going pattern of behaviour. Once begun, the abuse and/or violence will repeat itself and will often get worse over a period of time. This abusive behaviour can also include Forced Marriage, so called Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation.

More information on domestic abuse is available on the Lincolnshire County Council domestic abuse website.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. Silent calls will work if you are not safe to speak – use the Silent Solution system and call 999 and then press 55. For guidance on the Silent Solution, please visit www.policeconduct.gov.uk.

Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Specialist Service (LDASS) offer support to individuals and their children experiencing or fleeing from Domestic Abuse across Lincolnshire. Contact the service on 01522 510041, or visit LDASS.org.uk. Anyone in immediate danger should call 999.

If you are worried about somebody else’s safety then report this to Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 782111 if you are worried about a child, or 01522 782155 if you are worried about an adult. For more information visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk. If you believe that a crime has been committed and there is an immediate risk of danger, call the police on 999.

Help is also available through the Respect Phoneline for those who are worried about their behaviour towards people close to them.

To get in touch to learn more, for yourself or someone you know please visit Respectphoneline.org.uk or phone 0808 802 4040.

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