The police have wide ranging powers to help protect you from domestic abuse and stalking including obtaining domestic violence protection and stalking protection orders. Exercise your rights, some officers may be unsure of the law so feel free to view the following links and print off a copy if an officer is unsure of the procedures.

Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) and Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs).

Stalking Protection Orders (Statutory Guidance for the Police)


The following are all forms of Domestic Abuse


Psychological abuse

Includes name-calling, threats and manipulation, blaming you for the abuse or ‘gas-lighting’ you.

Economic abuse

Controlling your access to money or resources. He might take your wages, stop you working, or put you in debt.

Sexual abuse

Doesn’t have to be physical. He might manipulate or coerce you into doing things you don’t want to do.

Coercive control

When an abuser uses a pattern of behaviour over time to exert power and control. It is a criminal offence.

There is help out there - you are not alone

We aim to improve professional standards within Hampshire Constabulary and the includes how domestic abuse and stalking cases are dealt with. Don't let your case slip through the safety net, the level of service can be inconsistent, we may be able to help you.


In the first instance if you feel that you or anyone else are in immediate danger dial 999. In other cases dial 101 or contact one of the many domestic abuse support organisations; some of these are included in our useful links section below.


The police are usually the last line of defence and victims may be reluctant to report matters. It is important that police take such reports seriously and adopt a victim orientated approach to protect you and/or children. If you do not feel that the police are taking your case seriously please contact us via the contact form below and we will take this up on your behalf.

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Useful links

Aurora New Dawn

Supported by You First, have launched a helpline for victims and survivors of domestic violence in Hampshire. The number is 02394 216816 and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about Aurora, please visit their website.

Phone: 02394 216816

Family Law Support Services

Assistance with obtaining Domestic Abuse injunctions (non molestation orders) and dealing with the police on your behalf. 

Phone: 0333 577 7034 

Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline

Free 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge.

Phone: 0808 2000 247



The Hourglass confidential helpline provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person.

Phone: 0808 808 8141


Men’s Advice Line 

Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

Phone: 0808 801 0327


National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people.

Phone: 0800 999 5428


National Stalking Helpline

Guidance on the law, how to report stalking, gathering evidence, staying safe and reducing the risk.

Phone: 0808 802 0300


Victim Support

Free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends.

Phone: 0808 1689 111


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