How can the Helpline provide assistance?

The Helpline is aimed at:

  • Women experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence
  • Concerned friends and family seeking to support women experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence
  • Professionals seeking to support and access services for a women they are working with who is experiencing domestic violence.

The service is run in partnership between two charities, Women's Aid and Refuge, and was launched in December 2003. Calls are routed to the first available operator in either organisation.

The Helpline is not intended to offer a general information service on domestic violence issues.

Please visit the following links for help and support according to your situation:

I am a woman experiencing domestic violence.
I would like to support a friend or family member experiencing domestic violence.
I am a professional seeking further advice or information on domestic violence.
I would like to know more about how the Helpline works.

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