Who to contact if you're experiencing domestic abuse, how we tackle this and which agencies we work with.

Facts and figures

(source: Women's Aid)

  • 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime 
  • 2 women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or former partner
  • 1 in 4 people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender experience domestic abuse during their lifetime

Domestic violence and abuse is defined as "any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional" (source: https://www.gov.uk/domestic-violence-and-abuse

Experiencing domestic abuse?

We offer specialist support — including referrals to other agencies who can arrange emergency accommodation — and general advice and guidance.

To report domestic abuse, or if you have any concerns or questions, please contact us by ringing, emailing, or completing the form below. Here are the details:

Emergency

In an emergency please call the police (999).

Peabody Direct

Call us: 0800 022 4040 (free from landlines) or 020 7021 4444. Lines are open 8am to 8pm Mon-Fri.

Email: peabody.direct@peabody.org.uk

National Domestic Violence helpline

A national helpline which is available every day of the year.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247

Or complete this form







What happens next?

If you contact Peabody, one of our Community Safety Team will be in touch with you within one working day.

We'll assess your current situation. To make sure you get the right support we may work with other agencies such as Refuge, Victim Support, Women's Aid, the police and local authorities.

In high risk cases, we may make a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) referral. 

We may take legal action, which can result in the offender losing their home, in order to protect you, our residents and the local community.

Other resources

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA)

Peabody's domestic abuse factsheet (pdf, 120kb)