Domestic and sexual abuse
Domestic abuse and sexual violence can affect anyone. We deliver many services relevant for people in Leicester affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. We also fund specialist voluntary and community services.
Call the local helpline: 0808 80 200 28
The helpline is open:
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Weekends and bank holidays 10am to 4pm
If the line is busy you can leave a message for someone to call you back. Give details of when it might be safe to call you.
If you need to, give a code word for how the responder can know that it is safe for you to talk.
Text support: 07715 994 962 (For text only, calls to this number are not answered).
National helpline number: 0808 2000 247
Go to the Freeva (Free from violence and abuse) website for specialist support if you have been affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.
If you don't feel safe at home due to sexual or domestic abuse - we can help.
Services for children and young people who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse.
Find out about your legal rights relating to domestic and sexual violence on the Women’s Aid website.
Need help now?
- Go to the Leicestershire Police website or call 101 (999 in an emergency)
- Contact the Sexual Assault Referral Centre - go to the Juniper Lodge website
If you or someone else is in immediate danger call 999
If you are not able to speak on the phone, dial 999 and whisper, cough or tap the handset so the call handler knows you are there, or - once prompted by the automated system - press 55. This will bring you help from the police.
Tell us about any of the local services you have used within the past 18 months, so we can continue improving the help we offer.