The new Respect Yourself Doncaster website has lots of local advice. Try the Relationship Health Checker to get you thinking about your personal relationships and help point you in the right direction.
What to do
- If you are in immediate danger, call 999 straight away.
If you suspect you, or a friend or family member, are being affected by domestic abuse, you can get support in the following ways:
- Call ChildLine on 0800 1111. ChildLine provides free confidential advice and support for all young people up to 19 years old. Watch this video to see what happens when you call ChildLine. You’ll speak to someone who takes your details and puts you through to a counsellor. The number won’t appear on any bill (landline and mobile). ChildLine also has a free app called Zipit. If you’re feeling uncomfortable when someone’s trying to get you to send them naked images of yourself, Zipit helps you take control of the situation with smart comebacks to flirty requests.
- Call the NSPCC helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or text the NSPCC on 88858.
- Call Doncaster Children’s Services Trust on 01302 734100 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours call the Trust on 01302 796000.
- Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, on 0808 2000 247.
- Tell an adult you trust, such as a teacher or tutor, and keep telling people until you get the help you need.
If you suspect your own behaviour is abusive:
- Call the Doncaster Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 4701505 (all calls are confidential). Specialist advisors can help you change your behaviour for the better.
- Call the Respect Helpline on 0808 8024040.