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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 a day, seven days a 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 Helpline 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.