Domestic abuse

Report domestic abuse

Don't suffer in silence – report domestic abuse.

There are different ways to report domestic abuse. Your report will always be taken seriously and treated confidentially, helping you to get the support you need as quickly as possible.

Reporting to the police

For information and advice from Essex Police, go to Essex Police: domestic abuse.

When contacting Essex Police, ask to speak with their Domestic Abuse Investigations Team.

Essex Police

: 101 – non-emergency calls

Phone 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, a life is in danger or violence is being used or threatened.

To find out if a partner has a history of domestic violence or abuse, go to Essex Police: Clare's Law – make a domestic violence disclosure scheme (DVDS) application.

Other local organisations

You can report domestic abuse to our Housing Safeguarding Team. The team is dedicated to helping any resident who is experiencing domestic abuse.

You don't have to be a council tenant or have housing needs to contact our team, but we will support you with your housing needs if you need to escape domestic abuse.

We also offer a sanctuary scheme or will support you to stay in your own home.

When you report domestic abuse to us, we:

  • provide a safe and confidential environment to enable people to disclose they are experiencing domestic or sexual violence or abuse
  • want you to feel supported and not alone
  • want you to feel believed and that your experiences are not unusual
  • will provide a private discussion with sensitive and empathetic trained staff who will listen
  • will assess your immediate safety quickly, effectively and non-judgementally
  • will help you to plan if you want to leave an abusive relationship safely
  • will offer trained staff who will talk through the housing options available to you
  • will support you and your children affected by abusive behaviour
  • will refer you to specialist services or local agencies that will support you
  • will help you with extra security if you want to remain in your home
  • recognise the importance of equality and diversity
  • will use a professional interpreter if you need one
Housing Safeguarding Team

: 01375 652 277

If you don't live in Thurrock, or you are supporting someone outside of Thurrock, you can contact Essex Compass for help.

Essex Compass is a partnership of domestic abuse services that respond to victims across Essex. They will listen to your concerns and direct you to the right service for your needs.

Go to Essex Compass.