In an emergency – Dial 999
The police are available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing domestic violence. If you Dial 999 the police will attend as quickly as possible and can:
- Arrest and take away the abuser ensuring your immediate safety and giving you crucial time to consider your needs and options. The police may arrange for first aid or medical treatment
- Officers will carry out an assessment to determine the level of risk to you and may refer you to other agencies, including Women’s Aid, who can support you.
- The police can investigate allegations of abuse and gather evidence for a prosecution. They will guide you from reporting a crime to the conviction of the abuser. The police can also advise with regard to personal safety.
- Your safety is a priority. Get help now.
Talk about it
- Ring Foyle Women’s Aid today on 028 71416800 or call into our offices at Pathways, 24 Pump Street, L’Derry, BT48 6JG. We can discuss what has been happening to you and help you to understand your situation better. We can also tell you what help is available. Our service is free and confidential.
- Contact the 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414.
- Text support to 07797 805 839
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline is freephone from a landline, call backs are available to mobiles. Emails and texts are answered within 24 hours. Translation service available.
Talk to a friend, relative, a colleague, someone you trust.
Going for help can be a frightening process. It is not easy to admit that you may be experiencing domestic abuse. You may not be ready to leave your relationship yet but it is important to look after yourself and start thinking about how you can protect yourself and your children.