Help for You

Help for You

In an emergency – Dial 999

The PSNI are available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing domestic abuse. If you Dial 999 the emergency services will attend as quickly as possible.

The PSNI also have non-emergency number – 101.

The PSNI can:

• Arrest and take away the abuser ensuring your immediate safety and giving you crucial time to consider your needs and options. They can arrange for first aid or medical treatment.

• Officers will carry out an assessment to determine the level of risk to you and may refer you to other agencies, including Women’s Aid, who can support you.

• The police can investigate allegations of abuse and gather evidence for a prosecution. They will guide you from reporting a crime to the conviction of the abuser. The police can also advise with regard to personal safety.

• Your safety is a priority. Get help now.


Talk about it

• Ring Foyle Women’s Aid today on 028 7141 6800 or call into our offices at Pathways, 24 Pump Street, L’Derry, BT48 6JG. We can discuss what has been happening to you and help you to understand your situation better. We can also tell you what help is available. Our service is free and confidential.

• Contact the 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414.

• Text support to 07797 805 839

• Email [email protected]

Talk to a friend, relative, a colleague, someone you trust.

Going for help can be a frightening process. It is not easy to admit that you may be experiencing domestic abuse. You may not be ready to leave your relationship yet but it is important to look after yourself and start thinking about how you can protect yourself and your children.

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