Our 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Freephone helpline is for any woman affected by domestic violence or abuse. It's available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Our specialist team of female staff and volunteers are experienced and specifically trained to understand domestic abuse and the impact it has on you and your children.
Sometimes our line may be busy and your call might be taken by our answer machine. This means that we are dealing with other calls so please do leave us a message as we will always call you back as long as you leave us your contact number in your message. When we call you back, our number will show up as withheld. This is for safety reasons.
Whether you're ready to leave or not
If you can't leave or if you're just not ready, we can help you to think about your safety. If you are ready to leave we can find safe accommodation for you and your children if you need it. This can either be in a refuge or another safe place. We can find out about spaces in other refuges throughout the country, including specialist black and minority ethnic refuges, one of which we run.
What can you call us about?
Whether you need help, advice, or simply want someone to talk to, we’ll listen, understand and help you find a way through. You can call us 365 days a year.
You can also call our helpline to ask about other domestic abuse services local to you – anywhere in Nottinghamshire and beyond.
If you or someone you know needs help or advice you can call us in confidence on:
0808 800 0340
Calls are free from landlines and these mobile networks and will not appear on your bill: 3, Everything Everywhere, O2, Orange, T-mobile, Virgin and Vodafone. Other mobile networks may charge. If in doubt contact your network. Calls made from outside the UK are not free.
Helpline number for agencies and referrals:
0115 947 6490
The Helpline is also here for professionals who may be supporting a women or a child experiencing domestic abuse. Whether you need advice or want to make a referral call this number.
Hearing impaired? Call us using Text Relay
Instant interpretation is available from Language Line
Other useful numbers
If you are in danger contact the Police: 999
To contact the Police when not at risk of immediate harm: 101
Women experiencing domestic violence: 0808 800 0340
Men experiencing domestic violence: