Let’s show domestic abuse the red card

Support is available

We are a nation of football lovers and there is much anticipation for the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 this summer. Whilst many of us will be excited to witness the highs and lows of our team's journey, others may find themselves at increased risk of harm this football season.

Football does not cause domestic abuse, but studies have shown that incidents can increase or become more severe around key matches. Alcohol consumption during nationwide celebrations can also increase the likelihood of abusive behaviours.

If you are being frightened, hurt or controlled by a partner, ex-partner or family member, support is available, and you can speak to someone trained to provide you with emotional and practical support.

  • You can contact the Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline via 01483 7766822.
  • Alternatively, you can call the national helpline via 0808 2000 247, which is available 24/7.
  • In an emergency, always dial 999.
  • Further information and support for people experiencing domestic abuse is available on the Healthy Surrey website. Anyone under the age of 19 who feels unsafe in their relationship can contact Childline for support.
  • If English is not your first language, the Home Office have produced domestic abuse help pages, with information translated into several languages.

Worried about your own behaviour?

If you think your behaviour might be hurting people close to you, help is available. For support, please visit the dedicated Healthy Surrey webpage. The programme provides an opportunity to address and prevent further incidences of domestic abuse, through supporting people to change their behaviour and to develop respectful, non-abusive relationships.

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