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Domestic abuse

Children, young people and families who are affected by domestic abuse or violence can get support, including refuge accommodation, by contacting Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line. It's available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and is a single point of contact to get the help you need.

If you're experiencing domestic abuse or know someone who is, tel: 08000 198 668 and you'll get help from someone close by.

If it's an emergency, tel: 999.

You can also email the support line giving a number you can be contacted safely at

If you're deaf or hearing impaired, text the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line on tel: 07557 800313. Emergency SMS - text: 999.

For the National Domestic Violence 24-hour help line tel: 0808 2000 247.

The Freedom Programme is a course to help women overcome their experiences of domestic abuse or violence and understand the effects on themselves and their children. For more information contact your health visitor or local children’s centre.

Services and helplines

We've commissioned Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Services to provide a range of services in the county.

The Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line has details of the provider in your area. They'll give initial advice and guidance and make referrals to these services for you. Tel: 08000 198 668 . 

The support provided locally includes:

  • emergency refuge accommodation
  • outreach support in the community, including counselling, and self-esteem and confidence building sessions
  • dedicated support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse, both those in refuge and in the community
  • the ABC Project for people recognising and wanting to address their abusive behaviour, tel: 07771 379278