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Domestic abuse helpline

The helpline is currently experiencing busy times. Weekday evenings until 8pm are less busy. If you can't get through, please leave a message to be called back.

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

Need help now?

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.

Give feedback

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.

Contact us

Email: dsvteam@leicester.gov.uk