Domestic Abuse

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s immediate safety, ring the police on 999.

If you or a friend need help call 0808 2000 247 the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge) or email: The helpline is a member of Language Line and can provide access to an interpreter for non-English speaking callers. The helpline can also access the BT Type Talk Service.

You can also contact:

0808 802 1414 – Northern Ireland Women’s Aid 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline (for women and men)

0800 027 1234 – Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

0808 801 0800 – Live Fear Free Helpline (for women in Wales)

1800 314 900 – Women’s Aid, Republic of Ireland 24 Hour Helpline

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.

Call 0800 999 5428 Monday to Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 10 am to 8 pm,

Friday 1 pm to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Tuesday 1 pm to 5 pm is a trans-specific service.


Online chat: 3 pm to 7 pm Saturday, 3 pm to 7 pm Sunday

Men’s Advice Line for men experiencing domestic violence.

Call 0808 801 0327 Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm or email:

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