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Help dealing with an abusive relationship

This time is stressful and difficult for everyone, but if you are dealing with domestic abuse a confined situation can make things even worse . You are never alone, and there are always people who can help.

You may also find the Safe Lives guide to how to stay safe during COVID-19 useful, as it guides you through how to develop your own action plan for dealing with an abusive relationship in these difficult circumstances:


If you are in urgent or immediate danger always call 999 and ask for the Police. If you can’t talk then use the ‘Silent Solution’ to communicate. You can find details of that here.

Fife Women’s Aid

0808 802 5555 (24 hour)

Men’s Domestic Abuse Advice Line

0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)

Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriages

0800 027 1234 (24 hours)

Adult Protection

01383 602200

Action on Elder Abuse (Hourglass)

0808 8088141 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

Child Protection

03451 551503

Child Line

0808 800 5000 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 10pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am – 6pm)


0800 1111 (for children and young people to phone for free without it showing up on a phone bill)

Rape Crisis National Helpline

08088 01 03 02 (6pm-midnight)

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

01592 642336 (Monday to Thursday 9am – 4pm, Friday 9am – midday)

Self Harm (age 18+)

01383 747 788