Every 9 minutes we’re called to attend an incident of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is not just physical, it can also take the form of psychological and emotional harm, controlling behaviour, coercive behaviour and financial abuse.
If you have concerns about your partner or the partner of someone you know, please report it.
Reporting concerns is confidential and the person at risk will never be told who reported it.
You can contact the police about your concerns by:
- Calling 101 (or 999 in an emergency) and speaking to us directly
- Using our Contact Us online form for reporting incidents (not to be used in an emergency)
- Using the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS)
- If you’re not comfortable speaking to police you can speak to any of our partner organisations who can provide practical and/or emotional support including advice about reporting it to police.
Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS)
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) gives people the right to ask about the background of their partner.
It also gives concerned relatives and friends, the right to ask about someone else’s partner. They can ask us to check if they have been abusive in the past.
For more information about DSDAS see our dedicated Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) web page.
Reporting abuse could save a life.
For further information and advice see the Domestic Abuse section of our website.