Use our helplines to find more information and advice for female victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a crime.
If you are in immediate danger always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you.
If you visit any of these websites, please read the hide your visit / cover your tracks / safety information – or click on Exit Website.
24hr Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid)
Freephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours) refuge.org.uk
Thirty-five years ago Refuge set up the world's first refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence. Since then, Refuge has grown to become the largest provider of emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children in the country and the leading voice in the campaign to end domestic violence.
The Hideout thehideout.org.uk
Website for children and young people witnessing domestic violence.
Helpline: 01823 334244 mankind.org.uk
The Mankind Initiative supports male victims of domestic violence, though it helps all callers regardless of sex, race or sexual orientation. Call the helpline on 01823 334 244 at any time to receive up-to-date information on helpline availability or check out services at website. There is also a referral system for single men or men with children fleeing from domestic violence.
Freephone: 0800 999 5428 brokenrainbow.org.uk
Our National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support to all members of the LGBT communities, their family, friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline is run by trained LGBT people and provides a space where you can talk through what is going on, and explore your options.
Men's Advice Line
Helpline: 0808 801 0327 mensadviceline.org.uk
Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 10pm
Offers advice, information and listening support for men with experience of domestic abuse. Includes help for men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships