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Advice if you are experiencing domestic abuse and need help while you are out and about

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Over recent years, a range of ‘safe places’ have been established if you are experiencing domestic abuse and need help while you are out and about. These have a range of purposes, from providing direct support to you or helping you have free and easy access to local or national helplines.

In Somerset, you will find these safe places in many supermarkets including Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, plus banks such as Natwest, Lloyds, HSBC and TSB.

There are also many independent pharmacies and chains such as Boots and Superdrug. You will see posters advising what to do, or can ask staff at the counter to use the consultation room or their ‘Safe Space’, where you then will be able to contact services for help and advice.

Find your nearest safe space at Safe Space Locations – UK says NO MORE

Online Safe Spaces

Online Safe Spaces, delivered in partnership between UK says NO MORE and Royal Mail Group, web pages with information on specialist domestic abuse support services, national helplines and other resources. The web page does not appear in Internet browsing history.

Online Safe Spaces are currently accessible through the Royal Mail, Parcelforce, eBay and Post Office external websites, and on the Ministry of Defence’s internal Intranet.

By clicking on the Safe Spaces logo on each of these sites, you will be automatically taken to an Online Safe Space and presented with information and resources on domestic abuse.

Talk to us

If you’d like to find out more about safe spaces for yourself, a friend, a relative or a colleague, then get in touch.

Speak to us on 0800 69 49 999. Our phone line is available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.


In an emergency, you should always dial 999. If you are worried that an abuser may overhear your call you can remain silent, tap the phone and dial 55 when prompted by the operator who will send help.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired you can register with You will then be able to send a text to 999 if you require help in an emergency.

Last reviewed: September 14, 2023 by Sophie

Next review due: March 14, 2024

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