Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline

Our 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Freephone helpline is for any woman affected by domestic violence or abuse living in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire. It's available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Our specialist team of female staff and volunteers are experienced and specifically trained to understand domestic abuse and the impact it has on you and your children.


Sometimes our line may be busy and your call might be taken by our answer machine. This means that we are dealing with other calls so please do leave us a message as we will always call you back as long as you leave us your contact number in your message.  When we call you back, our number will show up as withheld. This is for safety reasons.


Whether you're ready to leave or not

If you can't leave or if you're just not ready, we can help you to think about your safety. If you are ready to leave we can find safe accommodation for you and your children if you need it. This can either be in a refuge or another safe place. We can find out about spaces in other refuges throughout the country, including specialist black and minority ethnic refuges, one of which we run.


What can you call us about?

Whether you need help, advice, or simply want someone to talk to, we’ll listen, understand and help you find a way through. You can call us 365 days a year. 


You can also call our helpline to ask about other domestic abuse services local to you – anywhere in Nottinghamshire and beyond.


Need help?

If you or someone you know needs help or advice you can call us in confidence on:


0808 800 0340

Calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.



Helpline number for agencies and referrals:

0115 947 6490

The Helpline is also here for professionals who may be supporting a women or a child experiencing domestic abuse. Whether you need advice or want to make a referral call this number.


Hearing impaired?

  • Email us at This is not a 24 hour service but we will reply within 48 hours
  • To make a textphone call: dial 18001 + helpline number
  • To make a telephone call: dial 18002 + number

We can arrange to meet you face to face with a BSL interpreter.



Instant interpretation is available from Language Line


Other useful numbers

    • If you are in danger contact the Police: 999
    • To contact the Police when not at risk of immediate harm: 101
    • Women experiencing domestic violence: 0808 800 0340
    • Men experiencing domestic violence:

          • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
          • Victim Support: 0300 303 1947
    • If you're worried about Forced Marriage
      Forced Marriage Unit: 0207 008 0151
    • If you're Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay or Transgender
      Broken Rainbow: 0207 008 0151

    • If you are unable to get through to local sevices please contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247


WAIS contact numbers:
Helpline: 0808 800 0340
Referrals: 0115 947 6490
Office: 0115 947 5257