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Are you, or someone else, feeling unsafe?

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their relationships.

If you or someone else is in danger now, phone the police on 000 (triple zero).

If you are not in immediate danger but feel unsafe, get advice and support by phoning:

1800RESPECT online chat is also available.

Sometimes you might feel unsafe in your own home or in your relationships. Having a partner or another family member criticise or bully you, threaten or hurt you, can be very frightening.

Feeling safe isn’t just about your physical safety, it’s also about being able to make choices without fear.

Your partner or family member might try to control parts of your life, like how you spend time or money, how you look or talk, who you see, what you believe, and even what your kids do and who they talk to. This is not ok.

The safety and wellbeing of you and your kids is a priority. It's not your fault the situation is unsafe.

You are not alone and help is available.

It's ok to ASK for help. ASK is a safe place!

Information for you

Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. WSSSA are committed to helping people find safety and support during and after experiencing abuse.

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)

The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women.

They do this:

  • online
  • over the phone
  • in person at their shopfront in the city.

WIS aims to increase access to information that promotes choice and empowerment. They offer an anonymous service.

Free phone 1800 188 158
Phone 8303 0590

Shopfront: 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Parenting and Family Support Program offers parents and carers a range of face-to-face workshops and online webinars to suit their parenting needs. We aim to help parents build an understanding of child and adolescent development so that they can lay the strongest possible foundation for their children and young people.

Delivered in a relaxed and informal style these workshops and webinars offer parents helpful information and a choice of simple, practical strategies based on the latest parenting research and using information from Parenting SA.

Workshops and webinars are all live and free and are designed to be interactive with videos, activities and time for parents to discuss information together in small groups or through the chat function.

Parenting and Family Support Program

Visiting Break the Cycle is an important first step in getting the support and information you need to break the cycle of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse includes any attempt by one person in an intimate or family relationship to dominate and control the other.

The abusive person will use fear, guilt, shame, intimidation and/or violence to control and dominate the other, causing fear, physical harm and/or psychological harm.

Domestic abuse is a violation of human rights and is never acceptable. But once abusive behaviour is recognised, help is available and it can be stopped.

Services for you

Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) supports women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence. WSSSA are committed to helping people find safety and support during and after experiencing abuse.

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)

South Australia’s Domestic Violence Disclosure scheme supports a person who may be at risk of domestic violence to access information about their partner or former partner. This can help them to make decisions about their safety and the future of the relationship.

Disclosures of information occur in a place that is safe for you, with SA Police and a specialist domestic and family violence worker.

You can apply online on SA Police website or in person at your local police station.

Safe Pets Safe Families, is a charity in South Australia that helps people and their pets who are experiencing domestic and family violence, and can also offer support.

Phone 0409 818 879
Email admin@safepetssafefamilies.org.au

The Children’s Contact Services help with safe, child-focused places for contact arrangements of children with separated parents.

Separated or divorced parents can use the Children’s Contact Service as a neutral location where they can drop off and pick up their children in a non-confrontational way.

Someone to talk to

The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women.

They do this:

  • online
  • over the phone
  • in person at their shopfront in the city.

WIS aims to increase access to information that promotes choice and empowerment. They offer an anonymous service.

Free phone 1800 188 158
Phone 8303 0590

Shopfront: 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

1800 RESPECT is a national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Phone 1800 737 732 (24-hour service)

Information in other languages

The Domestic Violence Crisis Line offers information, counselling and safe accommodation support for women experiencing domestic violence in South Australia.

You can phone the Domestic Violence Crisis Line for free. They can organise a safe telephone interpreter. Let the person know what language you need.

Phone 1800 800 098 (24-hour service)

If life is in danger, phone 000 (triple zero)

No to Violence works with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behaviour.

Phone 1300 766 491

The Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway is for anyone affected by domestic or family abuse.

Free phone 1300 782 200
Phone 1800 800 098
Email info@gatewayservices.org.au

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