The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is staffed 24hrs 0808 2000 247
Please don't suffer in silence.
The current situation will be particularly stressful for those at risk of domestic abuse or violence.
I want to offer reassurance to victims and their loved ones that support is available despite the necessary social distancing measures.
Cleveland Police is urging victims to report abuse by calling 101, or in an emergency 999. If victims are afraid to speak, they can cough or dial 55 once connected and call handlers will know assistance is needed.
The following numbers can also help people in our area...
For those experiencing domestic abuse:
Halo Project on 01642 683045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For people behaving abusively:
For people who have experienced rape and other sexual offences:
SARC Teesside, via the Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 01642 516888
Arch on 01642 822331
Additionally, anyone who has concerns about adults or children can contact the council’s Adult Access Team or Children & Families Services on 01642 771500.