If you are self-isolating with someone who is harming you then don't wait to get help.

If you (or someone you know) is being abused by a partner or ex-partner call to discuss your options:

  • Scotland's Domestic Abuse Helpline (24hr) - 0800 027 1234
  • Midlothian Women's Aid in Dalkeith - 0131 663 9827
  • Midlothian Woman's Aid in Penicuik - 01968 670970
  • Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327
  • AMIS (Abused Men In Scotland) - 0808 800 0024

If you or your children have been assaulted or are in danger phone the police on 999.

What We Do?
Our Helpline is here to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. We provide a confidential, sensitive service to anyone who calls us. 

Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline remains open 24/7 with support still available by phone, web chat and email.

Telephone: 0800 027 1234

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Webchat available on our website, click here..

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and/or violent behaviour (including sexual violence) perpetrated by a partner or an ex-partner.

It can begin at any stage during a relationship or after a relationship has ended.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone.

It happens in all types of relationships – heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to:

  • coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical violence)
  • physical and/or emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • financial abuse
  • harassment
  • stalking
  • abuse via phone or social media