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Domestic abuse

Anyone who is at risk of, or experiencing, domestic abuse, is still able to seek support. Derbyshire domestic abuse services are supporting people over the phone, their refuges are still operating, and the police will provide support to all individuals who are being abused.


Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line

Children, young people and families who are affected by domestic abuse or violence can get support, including refuge accommodation, by contacting the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line.

It's available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and offers a single point of contact to get the help you need.

Tel: 08000 198 668 and you'll get help from someone close by.

You can also contact them by email:

If you're deaf or hearing impaired, text: 07534 617252.


National Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence unit operates a 24-hour help line tel: 0808 2000 247.

Keeping children safe

Children and young people are normally seen by lots of different adults every day including neighbours, grandparents and teachers but due to coronavirus they are spending much more time at home.

This means some families may need extra support with parenting.


Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Find information about the support provided by Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership



Find advice about how to spot signs of abuse and help keep children safe during the coronavirus outbreak.


Starting Point

If you're concerned a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please complete our Starting Point online referral form.

Or contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190.

If you think a child is at immediate risk of harm call the police immediately on tel: 999