Domestic violence

Domestic violence

Are you a victim or think you know someone is a victim of domestic abuse? Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline  is here to help.  The first step is to talk.

The Helpline provides a confidential and free-to-caller support and signposting service for anyone affected by domestic abuse. 

The Helpline is a charity which has been operating in Hertfordshire for 16 years.  In that time it has built up a wealth of knowledge regarding support agencies for victims of domestic abuse.  We can refer callers to around 177 agencies, mainly in Hertfordshire but also national agencies.

We receive calls from victims and perpetrators of both sexes, concerned friends and family and professionals.  Our well-trained call takers aim to offer callers a supportive response and detailed referral information relevant to each individual’s situation.  

Calling the Helpline does not show up on phone bills and we do not take your personal details.  We work in Partnership with Herts Sunflower Service.


Telephone: 08 088 088 088 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm at weekends.  


Facebook: /hertfordshiredomesticabusehelpline

In all cases be careful to cover your tracks online.

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of harm always dial 999.

Hate crime reporting centres

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Hertfordshire's Domestic Abuse Strategy 2016/19

Hertfordshire's Domestic Abuse Strategy sets out how all the agencies with a responsibility for preventing and tackling domestic abuse will work together to break the cycle of abuse.

Last modified: 

12 Apr 2017