Cadwyn wants your home to be safe and secure for you and your family. Your relationships should be healthy and built on mutual respect and you should feel safe and secure in your relationships.

  • If you are in an abusive relationship, have concerns about your relationship or recognise abusive behaviour in your household Cadwyn can help and support with this.

If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

We can help if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse can be experienced by anyone regardless of age, culture, sexual orientation etc. Abuse can occur in intimate relationships alongside in family relationships.

Domestic Abuse is a criminal offence. There are different categories of domestic abuse and examples of these include:

  • Physical abuse including things like hitting, kicking, biting, and other physical harm.
  • Emotional abuse like bullying, undermining to make someone feel insecure about themselves.
  • Sexual abuse including forcing someone else to take part in a sexual activity when they do not want to take part, or exploiting someone to have sex with others.
  • Financial abuse such as withholding money, taking all of the money that comes into the home, or even preventing someone from gaining employment.
  • Revenge porn is posting an intimate photo or video online of an ex-partner in order to humiliate them.
  • Coercive control is when someone repeatedly behaves in a way which makes you feel controlled, dependent, isolated, or scared. This could involve gaslighting behaviours, calling someone worthless, etc.
  • Controlling behaviour could include limiting contact with family and friends, controlling what a person wears, or not allowing them to have a phone.
  • Forced marriage is where one or both spouses do not give consent to a marriage arranged by their immediate family. This is different to an arranged marriage where consent has been provided.
  • Honour based violence happens when a person could possibly be gay, disagree to a forced marriage, or date someone from a different religion to their own. These may viewed as dishonourable behaviour which could lead to violent actions being taken.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the cutting of the female genitalia. This has no health benefits, and causes serious health issues for females.
  • Stalking and harassment is constantly following you, phoning you, and turning up in the same places as you. It can include sitting in their car outside your home, or constant attempted contact online through social media.

When you contact us:

  • We will respond to you within one working day
  • We will ensure we communicate in a way that maintains your safety
  • We will listen to you
  • We will help you develop a safety plan
  • We will support you to liaise with the police and /or other agencies that can help
  • We will secure your property
  • We will support you to rebuild your confidence and relationships
  • We will support to manage your finances
  • We will support you to keep your children safe

Call Cadwyn: Call us during office hours (9 to 5 Monday to Friday) on 02920 498898

Or email:

In an emergency please call the police (999)



BAWSO provide support, advice and accommodation to Black and Women of colour and their children who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Their helpline is: 0800 731 8147


Live Fear Free Helpline

The Live Fear Free Helpline is open 24/7 and if you, a family member, a friend, or someone you know has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence and you are concerned.

You can contact them on 0808 80 10 800 or text them on 07860 077333


Dyn Project

Dyn Wales supports heterosexual, gay, bisexual and trans men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner.

They can be contacted on 0808 801 0321 Monday: 10am – 4pm / Tuesday: 10am – 4pm / Wednesday: 10am – 1pm.



Rise supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse and can offer advice, support and accommodation.



Respect offers support to preparators, male victims and young people who use violence

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Did you know?

  • in 4 women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime
  • women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or former partner
  • in people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender experience domestic abuse during their lifetime (source: Women’s Aid)
  • in 6 men will be victims of domestic abuse at some stage in their lives


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