Domestic Violence and Abuse

If you are scared, feeling threatened or you are being controlled by your partner, ex-partner for family member, then you may be experiencing domestic abuse.  It can include emotional, physical, financial, stalking, sexual abuse and most recently coercive and controlling behaviour.  You are not alone.  Domestic violence or abuse affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men at some time in their life. Anyone can experience domestic abuse, any gender, age, race, religious group, class, ethnicity, disability.  It is important to remember that you are not to blame for domestic violence.

There is a 24 hour free phone helpline in Nottinghamshire for women experiencing domestic violence.  To talk to someone about what you are going through or to get advice or support in leaving contact:

0808 800 0340 (24 hours)


Find out who else can help here

Find out how to keep safe here


If you would like to move home to escape domestic abuse, the Housing Options team can discuss how you can do this safely and help you to find a new place, please contact us on 01623 457252 (8.30am - 5.00pm).


Ashfield District Council have developed a Housing and Assets Domestic Abuse Policy. Please click on the link to access this.