Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline

Domestic abuse covers a range of abuse types, including, but not limited to, psychological, emotional, physical, sexual, financial/economic, online/digital abuse. The cumulative and interlinked types of abuse that often occur can have a particularly damaging effect on the victim.

In Derbyshire, there is one helpline number to call if someone is experiencing domestic abuse. The Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline is facilitated by The Elm Foundation. To report or discuss domestic abuse, please contact:

The Elm Foundation
tel: 08000 198 668 (available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week)
Deaf and hard of hearing people can text 07534 617252.

The Elm Foundation provides a live chat facility on Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm (currently). Outside of these hours the service will send an email, with a follow-up response provided as soon as possible.

The Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline offers advice and support to victims, their friends or family, professionals and other agencies dealing with domestic abuse issues in Derbyshire. The helpline is available to listen, talk, advise and refer those experiencing domestic abuse to the most appropriate support service for them. The telephone service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with overnight calls and those made at weekends or bank holidays being answered by Call Derbyshire. 

In Derbyshire, local domestic abuse support (offered by a variety of providers) includes safe accommodation, community outreach, specialist support for children and young people, counselling, and therapeutic services.

Information and advice