Domestic Violence Useful Contacts

It's never easy to come to terms with the fact that you may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Cumbria has a countywide domestic violence service who are available to help and advise, if they can't support you themselves they will be able to signpost you to someone who can.

Cumbria Constabulary 

The police primary role is to prevent and detect crime, their overriding concern is to ensure the safety of the victim and to reduce the risk of further violence to anyone who may be present. The police will listen; provide help and immediate assistance if required.

In an emergency call 999, non emergency 101.

Victim Support

Victim Support provide free and confidential help to victims, witnesses their family, friends and anyone else affected by crime whether it has been reported to the Police or not and whether the crime has happened recently or in the past.

If you need our help call our Victim Care Unit on 0300 303 0157

Third Sector Agencies

There are also statutory and voluntary sector agencies in Cumbria who can provide counselling and therapeutic support. For details of the agencies who can offer support and links to their websites please go to the Third Sector Partner agencies section.

Churches Together in Cumbria

Christian communities working in partnership to tackle domestic violence Churches Together  DV Champions, Rev Eleanor Hancock: 01228 527106, Rosemary Campbell: 07778220810

Report domestic violence online

You can report domestic violence safely and anonymously online at

Legal support

You can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizens Advice about your legal rights or contact Citizens Advice on 03444 111 444

National helplines

Womens Aid 24hr helpline 0808 2000247
Childline 08001111
Galop, the LGBT and anti-violence charity 0800 999 5428

Men's support services 

Let Go work with male victims of domestic abuse and there is also a national helpline. The Mens Advice Line 08088010327

Support for perpetrators
Respect (for perpetrators) 0808 802 4040