I'm worried my partner might be abusive
Know the signs and find the glow
Relationships can take work, but when the fun stops and the fear begins it’s time to reach out for help.
Abuse isn’t just violence. It is also when someone controls you financially, monitors your online activity, emotionally abuses you or anything else that controls your life and takes away your independence. Stay aware, know the signs, and get in touch if you think you might be in an abusive relationship. We can help.

Need someone to talk to or know someone who does?

If you are in immediate danger please call 999

How we help

There’s no typical relationship which means there isn’t just one way we can help, however, here are a few of the ways we can support you if think you may be in an abusive or violent relationship:

• Advice and guidance

• Immediate safety planning

• Safe accommodation for you and your children

What happens when you call?

First and foremost, we’re here to listen to what you’re going through and what you need to keep safe.

Then, we’ll recommend support specific to your situation – whether that’s connecting you and your children with our safe accommodation options or guiding you on how to increase your safety at home. We can provide as much or as little help and assistance as you feel is right for you.

Don’t let what you think we might say stop you from calling us. You can live a life free from relationship abuse. Our team is here to help you do that. 

Our promises to you

We're always by your side

We’re always by your side

If you feel trapped and isolated by abusive behaviour, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We’ll be here to support and walk alongside you when you need someone to be there. That’s a promise.

We're open to everyone

We’re open to everyone

Anyone can be affected by relationship abuse. That’s why we work with people from all walks of life, all genders and all ages. If we don’t have a programme that’s right for you, we’ll point you in the right direction to ensure you’re taken care of.

We’ll value your safety

We’ll value your safety

We understand that reaching for support isn’t easy. Our expertise and experience means we really do understand how important confidentiality and flexibility is for your safety. We’ll work with you to find a plan that prioritises that.

We’ll respect your choices

We’ll respect your choices

We’ll listen to what you want, and we won’t judge or force you into something that you don’t feel is right for you. No matter what you choose, we’ll make our support work for you.
Find out more about Glow

Imagine a world where no one has to live through an abusive relationship or feel trapped in the cycle of abusive behaviour. That world is possible, but it starts at the heart of the issue, working to end abuse at the source and bringing recovery, education and prevention together to make a lasting impact

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If you live in North Staffordshire: 0330 0945 559 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday. If you live in Derby or Derbyshire: 0133 2985 111 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. If you are in immediate danger please call 999
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