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Do you need help?

I am in immediate danger

What to do

Call 999 to contact the police.

  • Available any time
  • Always free to call

Who does this information apply to?

Absolutely everyone. You can call the police on 999 if your own personal safety is threatened, if someone you know is at risk of immediate harm, or in an emergency.

What to expect when you call

When you call the police because you are in danger from domestic abuse, their first priority should be the safety and well-being of you and your children. The police should help and support you by:

  • Supporting you to help protect you and your children
  • Trying to reduce the risk of further violence
  • Finding out what has happened and starting an investigation
  • Offering you initial support and safety planning
  • Directing you to organisations that can offer you further help and support

I am not in danger, but need help and advice

If you are a woman experiencing domestic abuse

Call the local 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 0340

  • For all women aged 18 or over in Nottingham(shire)
  • Available any time
  • Free from landlines and most mobiles
  • Instant language interpretation available
  • Talk confidentially about your situation
  • Talk about any form of abuse: emotional, physical, sexual or financial
  • Find out what your options are and get practical support
  • You can get help with planning to leave or finding emergency accommodation

If you are hearing impaired dial 18002 + helpline number for textphone, or 18001 + helpline number for a telephone call.

If you are a child or young person experiencing domestic abuse

Call Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online.

  • For everyone up to the age of 19
  • Available any time and always free
  • Childline can tell you about places near where you live where you can get help
  • Childline won’t tell anyone you’ve called them unless you are in danger

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse

Call Equation’s domestic abuse service for men on 0115 960 5556

  • For men aged 18 or over living in Nottinghamshire County only
  • Available Monday – Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
  • 24-hour confidential answerphone service
  • Talk confidentially about your situation
  • Find out what your options are
  • Receive guidance and support

or call the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327

  • For all men experiencing domestic abuse
  • Available Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm
  • Free from landlines and most mobiles
  • Talk confidentially about your situation
  • Find out what your options are

If you are worried about forced marriage

Call the Forced Marriage Unit on 0207 008 0151

If you are worried about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Call the NSPCC on 0800 028 3550

If you are hurting your partner or being abusive

Call Respect on 0808 802 4040.

I just want someone to talk to

If you are a woman in Nottingham(shire) aged 18 or over

Call the local 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 0340

You will receive friendly, confidential support.

If you are a child or young person up to the age of 19

Call Childline on 0800 1111 or talk to them online for a free chat.

Nothing is too big or small and Childline won’t tell anyone you have called.

If you are a man in Nottinghamshire County aged 18 or over

Call Equation’s service for men on 0115 960 5556

You can talk through your situation in confidence.

If you are a man living outside Nottinghamshire

Call the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327

You can talk things over in confidence.

If you want to talk with someone about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Call the NSPCC on 0800 028 3550 for support.

If you want to talk to someone about forced marriage

Contact the Forced Marriage Unit on 0207 008 0151 for support.

If you are worried about your behaviour towards your partner

Call Respect on 0808 802 4040.

You can talk things through in confidence.

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