Domestic Violence and Abuse




What If I Can't Talk On The Phone?

If you're deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can text 18000.

If you're in an emergency situation and have called 999 but are unable to speak over the phone, press 55 on your keypad when prompted. This will tell the operator that you need help but are unable to talk.

The emergency services will sometimes be able to identify your location. However, they won't always be able to attend silent 999 calls if they don't have sufficient information on your location.


Information For Male Victims 

NDAS are now able to better support the needs of male victims of domestic abuse in their newly opened male refuge. This refuge is one of only nine in the whole of the UK that is solely designated for male victims only. Click here for more information