What to do in a situation of acute domestic violence?
Generally, it is important that you get support – either by talking to people you are close with or by contacting a professional counselling centre. You can find out more about contact points here.
In an acute violent situation, you can always contact the police by dialling 110 – preferably with the keyword “domestic violence”. Here you will receive information about what happens in case of a police intervention.
In case of great danger and threat, you have the option of taking refuge in a shelter. Here you can find out more about women’s shelters in Bielefeld.
It is important that you document consequences of violence such as injuries. This can be especially useful for criminal proceedings. Here you can get an overview of possibilities for documentation.
You can find out about the legal situation regarding domestic violence and your legal options here.