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We are a specialist service for women, children, young people and teens who live in Nottingham city, Gedling, Ashfield, Broxtowe and Rushcliffe. We’ve a holistic range of services including 24 hour Freephone Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline where you can speak to one of our specialist trained female support workers 365 days a year. 


24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline
0808 800 0340


Who else can help?

  • Notts Women’s Aid provide support for women, children, young people and teens living in Mansfield, Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood.
  • Equation delivers education to the community to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence, promote gender equality and raise aspirations for healthy relationships. They provide practical tools and guidance to support the well-being and safety needs of survivors. They also provide help to men over 18 living in Nottinghamshire.
  • Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services support women, men, and girls over the age of 13 in the Nottinghamshire area who have experienced any form of sexual violence including rape, childhood sexual abuse, drug rape and sexual assault to indecent assault
  • Galop is a national LGBT and anti violence charity. Offering support and advice for people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence and an LGBT domestic abuse helpline
  • Karma Nirvana supports victims of honour crimes and forced marriage
  • The Hideout is a site for children and young people. It’s a space to help them understand domestic abuse and what to do about it
  • Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They are a federation of over 220 organisations providing more than 300 lifesaving services to women and children across England
WAIS contact numbers:
Helpline: 0808 800 0340
Referrals: 0115 947 6490
Office: 0115 947 5257

Next steps

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence, call our free 24 hour Helpline on 0808 800 0340.  We offer a listening ear and practical support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can also arrange emergency accommodation and refuge.


Hearing impaired? Call us using Text Relay
To make a textphone call:
dial 18001 + helpline number
To make a telephone call:
dial 18002 + number
Instant interpretation
Available from Language Line 


You don’t have to put up with abuse.

Women and children who are affected by domestic abuse have rights under the law and there is support waiting for you if you need it. 


Survivors handbook

If you are frightened for yourself or your children or concerned about someone else, there are things you can do to keep safe. National Womens Aid have produced a Survivors Handbook which gives easy to understand advice on every aspect of dealing with domestic violence, including how to keep yourself and your children safe, explains about your rights and the legal system, money and housing issues and also surviving after abuse.