Who can I talk to?
- Who can I call?
- Why should I contact Warwickshire Police?
- What happens when I ring Warwickshire Police?
- What if I don't want anyone to know who I am?
There are a number of different agencies in Warwickshire who will be able to talk with you and offer support. Many of which can be found within our Service Directory.
Who can I call?
There are many different agencies you can call depending on the help you need.
If you in immediate danger you should always call 999.
If you want to talk through your situation with someone there are vouluntary agencies you can call - details of which are within our Service Directory - who can talk with you confidentially, and offer both emotional support and practical advice.
- Calling the Warwickshire Domestic Abuse line
- Calling Warwickshire Domestic Violence Support Services
- Calling the Victim Support helpline
- Calling the Domestic Abuse Counselling Services
- Calling the Samaritans
- Calling Warwickshire Police - about domestic abuse
- Calling Warwickshire Police - about sexual abuse
In an emergency you should contact Warwickshire Police by dialling 999 - don't put yourself, or your family at risk. Warwickshire Police can also be contacted on 01926 415000.
You may want to contact an agency within our Service Directory before you talk to Warwickshire Police, but if you feel that you need to talk to them directly - please remember that:
- You will be listened to
- Warwickshire Police will take you seriously
- Their aim is to protect you, and your family
- Warwickshire Police have specially trained domestic abuse officers
- You can be referred from Warwickshire Police to relevant support agencies
- There are now specialist courts that specialise in domestic abuse / violence
"Article 2 of the Human Rights Act is the right to life. The police are obligated by law to manage the risk to you and your family."
Detective Sergeant Simon Timerick, Warwickshire Police
There are a number of agencies who can support you without knowing who you are, some of which can be found within our Service Directory. Please note, unless an agency specifically states that you can talk to them in confidence, they will have an obligation to pass information on around certain subjects (e.g. child abuse, if someone is at risk of serious harm, etc).
Please also note that (aside from Warwickshire Police - see above), you are not obliged to give your name or contact details to any agency. It may however prove difficult for them to support you without this information. Warwickshire Police are unable to talk with you hypothetically, because they are obligated by law to manage the risk to you and your family. Officers will have an obligation to act once a complaint has been made.
Any police officer you speak to can however refer you to other agencies who may be able to help you.