Reporting domestic abuse
We encourage you to report domestic abuse to us however we do
try to understand your feelings and realise this is your
Not knowing exactly what will happen when you call us can be
worrying so we’ve put together a step by step explanation.
If you decide not to speak to us, please don’t suffer in
silence. Confide in someone you trust or think about contacting one
of the support organisations on our Help in Essex or Help across the UK pages.
Never be frightened to call us.
cannot change an abuser. You are not responsible for the abuse. You
don’t have to put
up with it.
If your partner has committed a criminal offence, it’s
our decision to arrest him or her so you shouldn’t
Don’t be frightened to dial 999 in an
You don’t have to be experiencing domestic abuse yourself to
report it. You can call us if you’re worried about a friend,
relative or neighbour.
Domestic Abuse Central Referral Unit
Our domestic abuse officers are always available
to help. You can contact the Domestic Abuse Central Referral Unit
(CRU) by calling us on 101 extension 172340.
Other ways to contact
You can also:
If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can use our
Minicom line 01245 452828.
There is also a language line available to take details for those
who do not speak English.