If you or your family are in immediate danger don't be afraid to call the police on 999. Otherwise please contact Kent Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or visit your local police station to speak with an officer in confidence.

Alternatively, you can contact the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Mens' Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

Browser safety information

How can an abuser discover your internet activities? Internet browsers save certain information as you surf the internet, including images from websites visited, information entered into search engines and a complete history of the websites that you have visited. Please take a few minutes to read and follow the instructions below to minimise the chances of someone finding out that you have visited this website.

Website history / cache file:
If an abuser knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), they may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the internet.

We have identified your browser as being . Please follow the instructions below to clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

If nothings is displayed above or you would like information about clearing the history within other internet browser please click here.

Warning
Even if you take these cautionary steps, your abuser may be able to discover your online activities. To ensure that your online activities are not discovered by your abuser, you must use a computer that your abuser cannot access such as one at a local library, a friend's house, or at work.

Access via your mobile phone:
It's also important to cover your tracks if you are accessing this website via your mobile phone. Clear your history, cookies, and cache by going into your phone's internet setting.

If you are unsure of how to do this, please consult your phone's manual, call your service provider, or visit a mobile phone shop.

E-mail:

If an abuser has access to your email account, they may be able to read all of your personal emails. If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password that an abuser will not be able to guess.

If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence of this abuse. The messages may constitute an offence.