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Mansfield District Council wants to make sure that anyone living in an abusive relationship can get the help and advice that they need. Every individual has the right to live free of fear, intimidation and abuse.

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic AbuseDomestic abuse is a serious problem that can affect anyone.

Men, women and children from all kinds of backgrounds and all age groups, religions, and different sexual orientations can experience abuse. An abuser can be a partner, ex-partner or close family member.

The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or a combination of these. Children and young people can also be affected by domestic abuse.

There are many organisations that can offer advice and support to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse.

If you are in immediate danger call 999

Nottinghamshire 24 hour domestic abuse helpline 0808 800 0340

Where to go for help

Help for women

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd www.nottswa.org/

Telephone 01909 533610


Help for men

Men’s Advice Line www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Telephone 0808 801 0327

Mending UK www.mending-UK.org

Telephone 01623 622916

Equation www.equation.org.uk

Telephone 0115 9623 237


Help for children and young people

Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Services (NIDAS) www.nidas.org.uk

Telephone 01623 683250

ChildLine www.childline.org.uk

Telephone 0800 1111

The Hideout www.thehideout.org.uk

Respect Not Fear www.respectnotfear.co.uk/youngpeople


Help for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

Galop http://www.galop.org.uk/

Telephone 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428

Specialist information:

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office www.gov.uk/female-genital-mutilation Telephone 020 7008 1500

NSPCC FGM helpline www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/female-genital-mutilation-fgm Telephone 0800 028 3550


Forced marriage and Honour based violence

Karma Nirvana www.karmanirvana.org.uk Telephone 0800 599 9247


Stalking and personal safety

National Stalking Helpline www.stalkinghelpline.org/ Telephone 0808 802 0300

Suzy Lamplugh Trust www.suzylamplugh.org/


Elder abuse

Elder abuse www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/relationships-and-family/protecting-yourself/what-is-elder-abuse/ Telephone 0800 169 6565

Contact MDC Domestic Abuse:

Contact the Domestic Violence Prevention Officer at Mansfield District Council on 01623 463083

Or email domesticviolence@mansfield.gov.uk

For more information about domestic abuse visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/domesticviolence

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