Domestic Abuse represents one quarter of all violent crime. It is actual or threatened physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.

It involves the use of power and control by one person over another. It occurs regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, age, religion, mental or physical ability.

Slapping, punching, kicking, bruising, rape, ridicule, constant criticism, threats, manipulation, sleep deprivation, social isolation, and controlling behaviour all count as abuse.


Your Sanctuary Surrey Helpline

A 24 hour confidential service offering listening support, information and access to services.

Outreach services in Surrey

Outreach services are available across Surrey offering support, advice, information and access to specialist services to anyone in the community experiencing domestic abuse, whether they have left or are still in an abusive relationship.

Emergency accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options for people experiencing domestic abuse. These can be accessed by talking to outreach services or the helpline or by contacting national support numbers.

East Surrey Outreach: 01737 77 13 50

Serving Reigate and Banstead, Mole Valley and Tandridge

Are you being frightened, hurt or abused by a partner or family member?

Your Sanctuary Surrey helpline: 01483 77 68 22

Surrey Police, non emergency : 101

National 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247

Childline: 0800 11 11

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90

Victim Support Surrey: 08453 89 95 28

If you would like advice or information about domestic abuse, need somewhere safe to stay or simply want someone to listen to you, please call:

Your Sanctuary Surrey Helpline: (24 hour confidential service) 01483 77 68 22

In an emergency DIAL 999


(Source: Surrey Multi Agency Partnership Against Domestic Abuse)