Our expert says:
Like Hope* I am limited because you didn't mention your friend's age, or whether the abuse is physical, emotional or whatever. Lifeline might be worth calling ( and your local branch, wherever you are, should know of local resources ). If your friend is technically still a child, Childline could also be very helpful, and your local branch of POWA may know of other local resources. If the person is an adult, then they themselves could make plans to move out and stay with someone else, and to law criminal charges with the police, against the abuser. It is wise to get such advice BEFORE announcing any action to the abuser, so as best to protect the safety of the victim
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