Oxford Safer Communities Partnership

Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Abuse?

“Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults, who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality” (Home Office 2004).

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.  It is a pattern of unwanted behaviour where the perpetrator uses a variety of tactics to keep power and control over their partner or family member(s).

The Oxford City Domestic & Sexual Abuse Coordinator is a member of the Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Strategy Group (ODASG).  The group coordinates resources across the county to improve response and support for all victims, their children and families who are affected by domestic abuse.

If you have been affected, or know of someone else who is affected by domestic abuse and want support and information please call:
  • Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline             0800 731 0055
  • National 24 hour Helpline                               0808 2000 247
  • Male Advice Line & Enquiries                         0808 801 0327
  • Broken Rainbow (LGBT)                                0845 260 4460
  • Kiran Asian Women’s Aid                              0208 558 1986
  • Victim Support                                              0845 450 3883
If you are being abusive to your partner or a family member, then call RESPECT on 0845 122 8609 for advice and information to change your behaviour.

Oxford Safer Communities Partnership, c/o Oxford City Council, 3rd Floor, St Aldate's Chambers, 109 St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DS. Telephone: 01865 249811.  Email: saferoxford@oxford.gov.uk