Domestic Abuse Advice

If you or anyone else is at immediate risk of harm phone the police on 999

Regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and age, domestic abuse can have an impact on you.

Domestic abuse can be a single incident or a pattern of incidents, psychological, physical, sexual, emotional, financial, degrading, and violent behaviour.

Breckland Council, alongside partners across the county, are working to empower survivors of domestic abuse and ensure that they have a voice and courage to come forward. You will find independent support on this website, provided to you by professionals.

See information on how tocover your tracks online (opens new window)

Get help now if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Local Services:

National Services:

Mobile Support (Bright Sky-App)

Bright Sky is afree to download mobile app (opens new window), launched by Hestia in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

The app can be used by specialist, non-specialist practitioners, other employers, and for anyone looking for information about issues around domestic abuse such as online safety, stalking and harassment and sexual consent. 


There are several refuges in Norfolk and more across the country which offer somewhere safe to stay for you (and your children if you have any) if you need to escape abuse. Refuges provide a space where you can have a break and make decisions without fear, they provide a supportive and understanding environment, the locations and phone numbers are kept secret. You can find out about spaces in refuges from the links above and make arrangements with them yourself without going through the Police or the Council if you would prefer.

Clare's Law

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is often called 'Clare's Law' after the landmark case that led to it. Clare's Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. For more information visit theNorfolk Police website (opens new window)

Breckland Council can also offer you guidance and support with domestic abuse.

The Housing Options Team can advise and help you if you feel you cannot stay in your home.

Sanctuary Scheme

The Sanctuary Scheme is new Norfolk-wide initiative which helps survivors of domestic abuse to continue living in their own homes when it is safe to do so by installing extra security measures to their homes.

For further information please visit ourSanctuary Scheme page.

If you require information on further housing options, pleasecontact us.

Last updated: 26/03/2024 11:46:39