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Domestic Violence Solicitors

Talk to a member of our trained team if you want to take action against domestic abuse. We are here to support you whatever your wishes and decisions.

Abuse can take many forms; physical, emotional, financial or sexual and all are equally distressing. It can affect you whatever your class, age, sex or background. Many sufferers do not know who to turn to for help but remember that whether you decide to stay with your partner or leave there is help at hand.

Anyone suffering abuse is entitled to help. Our trained team are here to listen and support you.

We can assist you in arranging to separate from an abusive partner including securing court protection if necessary.

Our firm is

  • able to provide help on a legally aided basis
  • the only firm of solicitors who are members of the Ryedale Domestic Abuse Forum
  • a member of Selby Domestic Abuse Forum
  • a member of York Domestic Abuse Forum

If you have children you may be worried about telling people that you are suffering abuse. Talk to us about your problems and home life so we can work together with you and help you keep yourself and your children safe.

Please do not suffer in silence. You are not to blame. Domestic abuse is a crime.

USEFUL HELP AND SUPPORT

National Domestic Violence Helpline Freephone 24 hr - 0808 2000 247

Domestic Abuse Services -

Scarborough Independent Domestic Abuse Service - 01723 365609

Refuge Accommodation - 01723 365058

Outreach and Aftercare - 01723 355971

York, Harrogate and District, Hambleton and Richmondshire

Independent Domestic Abuse Service - 01904 646630

Outreach and Aftercare - 01904 646036

Selby Independent Domestic Abuse Service - 01757 290040

Victim Support Helpline - 0845 30 30 900

Citizen’s Advice Bureau:

Scarborough - 01723 368710

York - 0844 411 1444

Selby - 01757 701320

Ryedale - 08444 111 444

Whitby - 01947 605157

Hospitals:

Scarborough - 01723 368111

York - 01904 631313

Selby - 01904 724300

Malton - 01653 693041

Whitby - 01947 824208

Housing Services:

Scarborough (Yorkshire Coast Homes) - 0845 065 5656

Ryedale & Malton (Ryedale Housing Association) - 01653 600666

York (Yorkshire Housing Foundation) - 0345 366 4404

Selby (Selby District Council) - 01757 705101

Whitby (Anchor Trust) - 01947 603494

Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90

Yorkshire MESMEC - 01904 620400

Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327

Elder Abuse Response - 0808 808 8141

Police - 0845 60 60 24 7

The police can protect you by providing immediate assistance and using legal action to bring offenders before the Courts. The Crown Prosecution Service is committed to prosecuting offenders whenever possible and in many areas there are specialist criminal courts and specially trained childcare police officers.

 

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