If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

The emergency services are there to help you, they will believe you and help you get the support you need.  Your safety must come first - everything else can be arranged later and we can work with the police to ensure you and your children are safe. 

Try and get to a public place where others may be able to help.

Preparing to Leave an Abusive Relationship

It is always best to do this in a planned way and we can help you do this safely.

If its safe to do so, talk to us first before making any decisions so we can advise you on the safest way to leave. Leaving doesn’t necessarily end the abuse, so it is important you seek help from a specialist worker. 

If you can't talk to an agency, try and tell a trusted person your plans, and let them know when you are safe. You can think about using code words to do this, be careful about sharing plans over text or email.

Emergency Bag

If you need to leave in a hurry, try and take the following items with you. Don’t worry if you can’t do this,  your safety comes first:

  • Passports
  • Birth/marriage certificates
  • driving licence
  • NI number
  • emergency clothes for yourself  & children
  • medical cards and essential medication
  • immigration papers
  • benefit documents
  • bank cards and spare money
  • favourite child’s toy
  • mobile phone and charger
  • court documents

Remember – only take these items if safe to do so. 

The Dash Charity is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1127126 and company number 06758907 at 551 Fairlie Rd, SL1 4PY. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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