Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.
Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Domestic violence can happen against women and against men, and anybody can be an abuser.
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Further information and help regarding domestic abuse from Police Scotland.
Fife Women's Aid provides support services for women, young people and children in Fife
Telephone Support: 0808 802 5555
24 Hour National Domestic Violence
0808 2000 247
Run in partnership between
Women's Aid and Refuge
Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
24 Hour 0800 027 1234
Support and practical advice for Asian, black and ethnic minority women.
Helpline: 0141 353 0859 (open 24hrs)
Fearless Domestic Abuse Support
Support service is available in Tayside (Dundee, Angus, Perth areas), Fife and many other areas in Scotland.
Call: 0808 801 0327
Free from landlines and most mobiles
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner
or ex-partner (or from other family members)
Helpline Monday - Friday 10:00hrs - 16:00hrs
0808 800 00024
Free to call from UK land lines, mobiles and BT pay phones
Number does not appear on phone bills