Non emergency number for police: 101

Other useful numbers

Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

The helpline is run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for women experiencing domestic violence. 

Devon Domestic Abuse Support Services (DDASS/ Splitz)

Tel: 0345 155 1074

Splitz is an independent charity and the leading provider of domestic abuse support services in southwest England. They cover the whole of Devon except Plymouth and Torbay.

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NDADA)

Refuge Tel: 01271 321946 


NDADA is a registered charity providing temporary refuge to women and children who have suffered domestic abuse, and aftercare for women who left the Refuge. The Refuge is staffed during office hours 9am-5pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-4.30pm on Fridays.  Outside of these hours it is covered by an on-call service for crisis or emergency support. They offer the services of an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to support you through the criminal justice system and IDVAs ((Independent Domestic Violence Advisors) who work within the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC).

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) 

Phone:   0207 186 8270 or 0800 970 2070

NCDV provides a free, fast emergency injunction service, working in close partnership with the police, local firms of solicitors and other support agencies (Refuge, Women’s Aid etc) to help survivors obtain speedy protection.

Men's Advice Line 

Freephone 0808 801 0327

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Men's Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (or ex-partner).

Rape Crisis England and Wales

If you've experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence:

Freephone 0808 802 9999

12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day, and 3-5.30pm weekdays


The Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline (Devon): 

Phone 0808 800 0188

Opening hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 7pm-10pm 

Offers support  for women aged 13 and over and young men aged 13-25.


Phone 0800 1111 National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428

Opening Times:

10am – 5pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
12pm – 4pm Sunday

1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.

Online chat:

3pm- 7pm Saturday
3pm- 7pm Sunday