Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is rarely a one-off incident, but a pattern of power and control over you. It is any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship, or between family members. It can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional abuse.

You may just want someone to listen, or help to stop your abuser hurting you further. All services in Derbyshire follow the same guidelines when dealing with domestic abuse, whether you talk to someone at your health centre, school, housing office or social services office. They will offer someone to talk to, legal information, help available to you, support in your home or long term help.

The service available in Derbyshire offers advice and support to victims, but also to professionals and other agencies dealing with domestic abuse issues.

If you need advice please call the Derbyshire Helpline Number 08000 198 668.

If you need support outside normal working hours, phone Call Derbyshire on 0845 605 8058 or in an emergency ring the police on 999. The National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline number is 0808 2000 247.

The Home Office leaflet 'Three Steps to escaping domestic violence' has been published to support victims and is available in 12 languages.

Contact Details
Rate This Page

Thank you for rating our page as .

Your feedback is very important as it enables us to continually improve our site to meet your needs.

Please give a brief explanation of why you considered this page to be  and click on the submit button below to confirm your rating.



+ Additional Contact details (optional)



If you have a general comment or complaint about the Council's services, please visit our comments or complaints page.
rate page as good  rate page as average  rate page as poor 

Do you need further information?

If for some reason you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by the following methods.


address logoAmber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
address logo01773 570222 *Calls are recorded for quality and training purposes
address logoenquiry@ambervalley.gov.uk
address logoComplete our online enquiry form
address logoText the word COUNCIL followed by your message to 60060 *Standard network rates apply
This site uses simple text files called 'cookies' to collect statistics about the number of people using the website, but they don't tell us who you are. Cookies help us keep the site relevant and up-to-date. By continuing to browse the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more