The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Refuge is the largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day our services support thousands of women and their children, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives.

Our lifesaving services, including refuges and our 24/7 Helpline, are available to support women affected by domestic abuse. Refuge’s Helpline team of highly-trained, female staff and volunteers provide vital emotional and practical support to women, many of whom are in imminent danger. The helpline is often the first port of call for survivors, marking the start of their journey towards a life free from fear and abuse.

Are you or someone you know affected by domestic abuse? You are not alone. Contact Refuge’s 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline to receive support and find out about the services available: call 0808 2000 247 or visit the website there are also live chat, translation and BSL options available.
  • 2 women a week are killed by a current or ex-partner in England and Wales
  • 1 in 4 women will experience abuse at some point in her lifetime

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