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How to get help


Compass 24/7 Domestic Abuse helpline – 0330 333 7 444 - Compass provides information, advice and guidance to the public and professionals who have concerns about family, friends and people they work with who may be victims of Domestic Abuse. The service is accessible 24hrs a day. Callers can speak with a trained member of staff and there is also an online form for both public and professionals wishing to make a referral via the website.


Essex Domestic Abuse Helpline


Essex Police - If you're a victim of domestic abuse, or know someone who is, and there's an emergency that's ongoing or life is in danger, call 999 now.

Other ways to report:


Other support services and advice


Respect - Respect is a pioneering UK membership organisation in the domestic abuse sector. They lead on the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims, and young people using violence in their close relationships.


Changing Pathways - Changing Pathways is a local domestic abuse charity working in South and South West Essex. They provide free and confidential support and advocacy to individuals subjected to domestic abuse and stalking in the areas of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Thurrock, Harlow and Epping Forest.

24 hour helpline: 0330 333 7 444


Next Chapter - Next Chapter (formerly known as Colchester & Tendring Women's Refuge) is a domestic abuse charity working across the areas of Tendring, Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree & Uttlesford. They provide free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced domestic abuse.

Helpline: 0330 333 7 444  or 01206 500585


Safer Places - offers holistic support services to adult and child survivors of Domestic Abuse across Essex and Hertfordshire.