Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse support and information services in Derbyshire.

There is one helpline number in Derbyshire for reporting or discussing domestic abuse tel: 08000 198 668. 

Deaf and hard of hearing people can text 07557 800313 or use an on-line form to contact the helpline

Domestic abuse is rarely a one-off incident, but a pattern of power and control over you. It is any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship, or between family members. It can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse.

You may just want someone to listen, or help to stop your abuser hurting you further.

All services in Derbyshire follow the same guidelines when dealing with domestic abuse, whether you talk to someone at your health centre, school, housing office or social services office. They'll offer someone to talk to, legal information, help available to you, support in your home or long term help.

The service available in Derbyshire offers advice and support to victims, professionals and other agencies dealing with domestic abuse issues. The referral forms are for professionals to complete. If you need advice please call the helpline number tel: 08000 198 668.

The Home Office leaflet Three steps to escaping domestic violence has been published to support victims. It's available in 12 languages.

Derbyshire Constabulary has released a series of short videos on their website which shows a victim of coercive and controlling behaviour. Katie reveals a candid, open and honest re-telling of how her relationship started just like any other, but over time descended into one of mistrust, control, and virtual imprisonment.