The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline is run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid.


Refuge is the UK's largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence, providing safe, emergency accommodation through a growing network of refuges throughout the UK. Refuge also offers services for children individual and group counselling for abused women and community based outreach services for women including specialist services for minority ethnic communities.

Refuge runs award winning media and advertising campaigns to raise public awareness, whilst campaigning and lobbying for better provision for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

For general enquiries call: 020 7395 7700 or visit for further information.

Registered charity number: 277424

Women’s Aid

Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 500 local services, who work to end violence against women and children, and support over 320,000 women and children each year.

Keeping the voices of survivors at the heart of its work, Women's Aid campaigns for better legal protection and services, providing a strategic "expert view" to government on laws, policy and practice affecting abused women and children. Women's Aid runs public awareness and education campaigns, bringing together national and local action, and developing new training and resources.

For general enquiries call 0117 944 4411, email or visit our websites: and for further information.

Registered charity number: 1054154


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  • If you are a woman in immediate danger please call 999