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This website has been created to help those living with domestic abuse to recognise the symptoms, and to find support services in the Luton area to help them change their situations.
If you are a DA professional, working in Luton we also have a growing section for you with information on services, agencies and procedures to ensure you can give the best possible support to your clients.
If you are affected by domestic abuse and you need help quickly:
• If you or your family are in immediate danger, ring 999 and ask for help.
• The National Domestic Violence Helpline is an emergency free-phone 24 hour number - call 0808 2000 247 for help or if you need urgent access to refuge services.
• You are not alone. Get the help you need by using the links on this web-site.
It doesn’t just happen to other people, anyone can experience domestic abuse. Would you recognise whether you or someone you know is affected by it?
One in four women and one in seven men will suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime. (Office of National Statistics ONS 2015)
130,000 children live in homes where they are at high risk of murder or serious injury. (SafeLives 2014)
Two women per week are killed by a partner or ex-partner. (ONS 2015)
If you are from outside the Luton area you may like to link to the Bedfordshire Domestic & Sexual Abuse Partnership website here for further advice or information about services in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire areas.Read More