If the situation is urgent, visible injury is evident, or children are at risk: Call 999 or call your local authority children’s services or follow your organisation’s Child Protection Policy
If domestic abuse is disclosed to you, first of all, refer to this diagram. This will determine what you need to do.
The pathway charts mention related documents you may need in making your referral. These are listed below.
If you are concerned about the possibility of a teenager being involved in an abusive relationship, consider the support pathway specifically for younger people
The first practical step will be to complete a domestic abuse (DASH) risk assessment (see "Risk Assessment Tool" above).
If the child is younger than 13, this falls under child protection, please refer to the Effective support for families document
There are also services for Individuals who wish to change their abusive behaviour, currently this is the "Becoming Respectful" programme offered with My Change. Please go to the My Change page for more information.