Domestic Violence Policy

There are a number of organisations dealing with domestic violence and supporting victims. Details are given below.

Anyone who feels in immediate danger should dial 999

Contact Organisations 

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Domestic Violence Officers are available in all areas 0808 8021414
(ask to speak to the local Domestic Violence Officer)

Women's Aid 

Women's Aid is the lead voluntary organisation responding to domestic violence in Northern Ireland. Its main aim is to create a safe and supportive society for women, children and young people affected by domestic violence.

Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland - 02890 249041

National Domestic Violence Helplines

Northern Ireland 24-hour Free-phone Helpline - 0808 8021414
Republic of Ireland Helpline - 1800 341900
Scottish 24-hour Helpline - 0800 027 1234
English 24-hour Helpline - 0808 200 0247
Welsh 24-hour Helpline - 08457 023 468

Local Women’s Aid Advice Centres

Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey - 02825 63 2163
Belfast and Lisburn - 02890 666049
Causeway - 02870 356573
Cookstown and Dungannon - 02886 769300
Craigavon and Banbridge - 02838 343256
Fermanagh - 02866 328898
Foyle - 02871 280060
Newry, Mourne, South Down and South Armagh - 02830 250765
North Down and Ards - 02891 273196
Omagh - 02882 241414

Men’s Organisations

Men’s Advisory Project (MAP)- 02890 241929

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Helplines

Cara Friend - Gay helpline (Mon to Wed) - 02890 322023
Lesbian helpline (Thursday evenings) - 02890 238668
Rainbow Project - 02890 319030

Other useful numbers

Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre - 028 9032 9002
Nexus - 028 9032 6803
Victim Support - 028 90243133
Disability Action - 028 9029 7880
Citizen’s Advice Bureau - 0300 1233233
Law Society (Legal and Local Solicitor Advice) 02890 231614
Opportunity Now - 02075 668650 
Relate - 02890 323454
Samaritans - Freephone - 116123
Parents Helpline Freephone - 0808 8010 722
Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission - 02890 408888
Age Concern Northern Ireland - 0808 8087575
Children In Northern Ireland - 02890 40 1290
Irish Congress of Trade Unions - 02890 247940
 

Domestic Violence Strategy & Related Publications 

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