What can I do if this is happening to someone I know?
Information on what to do if someone you know is being affected by domestic abuse.
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If someone you know, is at risk please contact Police Scotland or our partners for help.
If the abuse is ongoing please always phone 101, or 999 in an emergency.
If you are worried that someone is a victim of domestic abuse you can also;
- Speak to the police in person at your local police station
- Use our online reporting form if you are unable to go to your local police station. You can do this if you do not wish to be known
- You can call Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234. You can call them 24/7.
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) lets people ask about the background of their partner.
It also allows concerned relatives and friends, the right to ask about someone’s partner.
They can do this if they are worried that the partner has been abusive in the past.
You can submit a Right to Ask application if you are concerned about someone else.
What can I do if this is happening to me to see what you can do if you are a victim
Partners and other organisations page provides information of people who can help