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Need to talk? Call 0808 2000 247


You can speak to a member of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline team at any time, day or night. The Helpline adviser will offer confidential, non-judgemental information and expert support. The team will provide a listening ear if you want to talk about your experiences and support you to work through your options in the short and long term. Our aim is to work with you to keep you safe and give you information so you can make informed choices. We will never tell you what to do.


The Helpline can also help you to access refuge accommodation, or other specialist domestic violence services if you need them. We can also direct you to other specialist services, depending on your individual needs.


A Helpline for all women and concerned friends, family and professionals


The Helpline is free to call. It uses the services of Language Line to provide access to interpreters for non-English-speaking callers. The Helpline can also access the BT Type Talk Service for deaf or hard-of-hearing callers. The Helpline is open 24 hours a day and every day of the year.


What if the lines are busy?

  • In an emergency, always call 999

  • Please keep trying; we try to answer as many calls as possible. Quieter periods are often evenings, nights and weekends

  • When we are busy you may find it necessary to leave a voicemail. We will always endeavour to return calls as quickly as possible. You can also leave a voicemail which tells us when a safe time to call you back would be

  • If you don’t need to speak to someone immediately, there is lots of useful support information on our website. There is also an option to listen to safety information by selecting Option 3 on our telephone system


Who is this aimed at?

This is aimed at all women and concerned friends, family and professionals.



This helpline is available at all times throughout the year.



This is a helpline and can be accessed wherever a phone is usable.



This is accessible 24 hours a day.



This is free to access. 


How to get involved

You can get involved by phoning the helpline.

Phone: 0808 2000 247


Contact details

Phone: 0808 2000 247


For further information

Visit the Refuge website




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